The Different Methods Used in Trenchless Sewer Repair

Until recently, repairing residential sewer systems required a lot of work. From excavating your lawn, to trying to find the exact location of the damage, traditional repairs could take days to complete. Fortunately, with the development of trenchless technology, the repair process was greatly simplified and guesswork was eliminated, resulting in a much faster and more efficient repair.

At Pipeshark, we provide professional trenchless sewer repair in Paoli, PA. Read on as we discuss the different methods we use for this process:

Pipe Bursting

Pipe bursting involves less digging, thus not damaging your terrain. While a hole has to be drilled at the entry and the end of the sewer pipe during the replacement process, the excavation is limited to this. Because of its efficiency, trenchless pipe replacement is preferred over traditional replacement.

Slip Lining

Slip lining involves tripping a liner into a pipe to fix any leaks. The liners consist of plastic materials that firmly block leaks permanently. Like in the case of pipe bursting, it only requires drilling of two holes, but in this method, the diameter of the repaired pipe reduces. This trenchless pipe repair process is cheaper and causes fewer damages.

Cured-in-Place-Pipe Lining

This is the most cost-effective method of trenchless pipe repair. It involves reinforcement of epoxy to seal the broken pipe from inside. This process does not interfere with your old sewer system. If the pipe has multiple leaks or is severely damaged, we may recommend trenchless sewer replacement and replace the pipe with a new one to avoid further damage.

Interested to learn more about trenchless pipe lining or other methods of repair? Schedule an appointment with Pipeshark at a time most convenient for you. Our expert technicians will walk you through the entire repair process, so you know exactly what you are paying for. Call us or fill out the form to get started.