Lately we are hearing a lot of people ask, “How affordable is trenchless sewer line repair compared to other repairs in West Chester?” Our simple answer is always the same, “Trenchless sewer lines often are the most affordable way to repair your broken pipes.”
At first glance it appears that conventional pipe repairs are cheaper; most repair quotes will come in under $10,000. A repair quote for either method of trenchless repairs will come in at over $12,000. Why would anyone choose to pay more for repairs?
It’s the rest of the costs involved that make trenchless repairs much cheaper in the long run. While it might only cost a few thousand dollars for actual repairs, the added costs listed below will show why choosing a trenchless method will cost you less:
After your problem has been properly diagnosed, it is time to start digging. This process is very costly if the main sewer line needs to be repaired. Many times the road, sidewalk and your yard and driveway are torn up to repair the actual problem.
No need for costly excavation equipment when just a few holes need to be dug to get to the pipes. Pipe lining only requires one hole, while pipe bursting may require three or more. Each of these can be dug by hand, saving a ton of money right at the start of the process.
Digging trenches in your house, yard and onto public property means your water supply is going to be shut off for the duration of the repair job. This can take anywhere from weeks to months. Your family is going to have to find another place to stay during this time, adding thousands of dollars to your total cost.
There is no need to leave your house at all during a trenchless repair. Your water gets shut off before work starts for the day, and is turned back on each night. This means no added costs for the homeowner.
After all the repairs are done you are going to need to get your property back to normal. The contractors who dug up the road and sidewalks will be back to repair those. These costs are charged to your account. Then you are going to have to hire a landscape professional and someone to repair your driveway. These costs will run into the thousands.
Since there are only a few holes dug to accommodate the placement of the new pipes, there is not much extra cost for the repairs needed on your landscape. Filling these holes and replacing the grass or cement is something the homeowners can do themselves, saving thousands of dollars in the process.
If the plumbers had to come inside your home and dig a trench to replace old and damaged pipes, then the cost to repair this damage is going to cost upwards of $20,000. This includes remodeling a bathroom, replacing hard wood floors, replacing, relocating or reinstalling appliances and kitchen cabinets, and repairing walls and painting.
The damage from a trenchless install or repair is significantly less than a conventional repair. With only minimal holes to fill and repair, most homeowners find they can tackle these jobs with very little cash output.
Overall, trenchless sewer lines prices are more affordable than conventional methods of sewer line repairs. Quoted prices may vary greatly, but the added costs in conventional repairs makes trenchless sewer line repairs cheaper in West Chester than conventional repairs.