My husband and I wanted to add an addition to our home for years before we finally decided to act on the idea. However, we then realized that we desperately needed to update our kitchen, as well. Before we started the remodeling process, we prepared for what we expected: stress. We made sure we cleared our calendars and didn't have any other major commitments during the remodeling process. However, once we began planning the renovations, we quickly learned that we were actually having a lot of fun! The renovation process also went very smoothly and, now that the process is over, we both joke around that it feels "too quiet" in hear without the company of the contractors. I enjoyed t all so much I decided to start a blog to share my remodeling tips to help others who will soon be taking the plunge!
Older homes may be full of charm and desirable elements, but they can also come with their own set of concerns. One aspect that could cause costly problems is an outdated septic system with sewer lines that have been in place for decades. Chances are, if you live in an older home with an outdated system, your sewer lines will have to be replaced at some point and these repairs and replacements do not always come cheap because they can involve digging deep trenches with heavy equipment.
Thankfully, modern plumbing allows for an alternative solution to sewer line replacement. Trenchless sewer line replacement requires little entry into the ground and will usually save you not just a lot of time, but money as well.
What are the benefits of trenchless sewer line replacement?
If you choose a trenchless sewer line replacement, you will get to reap several benefits right from the start. The first of which is the fact that your property will not have to be dug up and disturbed in order to reach an existing line or install a new one. Because the process will not require all of the digging with heavy equipment, it will likely be complete much quicker and you will not spend as much money on the entire process.
What is the difference between pipe bursting and pipe lining?
There are a few different methods that professionals in the sewer industry use to implement new pipes without digging an entirely new trench or opening up the ground to install a new line. These two trenchless methods will be referred to either as pipe bursting or pipe lining. Pipe bursting involves running a new pipe through an existing sewer line that is made with expanding materials. As the line expands, the surrounding old pipe will burst, leaving only the new pipe in place.
Pipe lining, or cure-in-place piping, involves using a resin material over a flexible tube that is pushed through the existing line. Once the flexible hose is pushed in place, air will be pushed through which will expand the resin material that will then dry to line the inside of the sewer line, sealing any discrepancies along the way.
Will installing a trenchless sewer line compromise the efficiency of the sewage drainage system?
The only compromise you may see will be a slight slowing of the drainage of the lateral sewage lines. This is related to the change in diameter that can come from inserting new piping into the existing lines. However, the change is typically not enough to make a largely noticeable difference.
If you live in a home that you fear may be in need of sewer line repair or replacement, make sure you talk to a skilled contractor (such as one from Drain-O-Rooter) about the trenchless sewer line options that may be available. This option is much less invasive and will likely save you a lot of time and money.