What Is Trenchless Sewer Line Replacement, and How Does It Work?

What Is Trenchless Sewer Line Replacement, and How Does It Work?

Sewer line damage is never something to ignore. When you learn of damage to your pipes, schedule a repair or replacement service with your local plumbing company. With over 55 years of industry experience, Maitz Home Services is the name you can trust to provide a lasting solution for any plumbing problem.

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What Is Trenchless Sewer Line Repair?

Trenchless sewer line repair is just what it sounds like: sewer line repair without the trenches. This minimally invasive, internal pipe repair method fixes damaged sewer drain pipes with minimal excavation required. Whether your pipes are clogged, cracked, or corroded, trenchless sewer line repair could fix them for years to come.

How Does Trenchless Sewer Line Repair Work?

Trenchless sewer line repair involves either no trench digging or minimal underground digging. Every Maitz technician follows the same two-step process:

  1. Inspect and clean the damaged pipes thoroughly.
  2. Install an epoxy liner into the damaged sewer line, where it hardens and becomes the new sewer line. This method of trenchless sewer line repair is called pipelining.

The main drawback of trenchless sewer line replacement is that it isn’t the best solution for all damaged sewer lines. The more pipe damage that exists, the more likely that a traditional pipe replacement method will be necessary to fix it.

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Trenchless Sewer Repair vs. Traditional Methods

The primary difference between trenchless and traditional sewer line replacement is that the trenchless method is minimally invasive, whereas traditional methods are more invasive. The trenchless method requires little to no excavation, which means no more unsightly mounds of dirt and grassless patches in your yard.

Another difference between the two is that traditional methods involve a longer replacement process. They can take multiple days or even weeks to complete, depending on the extent of the damage. Traditional methods also typically cost more because they require more labor and create more property damage.

4 Benefits of Trenchless Sewer Line Replacement

If you’re still not convinced that trenchless sewer line replacement is a favorable alternative to traditional methods, consider these four benefits:

  1. Effective: Trenchless sewer line replacement produces the same results as traditional methods in most cases of pipe damage.
  2. Affordable: Trenchless sewer line replacement involves minimal property damage to your foundation, floors, walls, driveway, and landscaping. With that said, this method should be determined on a case-by-case basis. We recommend it for minimally damaged pipes that are located deep underground. In other words, where a traditional method would produce more property damage.
  3. Faster Process: While traditional pipe replacement methods can take several days or even weeks to complete, trenchless sewer line replacement can take as little as one day to complete.
  4. Long-Lasting Results: The epoxy liner used for trenchless sewer line replacement is designed for longevity. Its average shelf life is 50 years—even longer in some cases. The material is also highly durable. It’s less prone to cracking and corrosion than pipes used in traditional replacement jobs, thus reducing your need for future repairs.

Book a Sewer Line Repair or Replacement With Maitz Home Services

Need help determining whether trenchless sewer replacement or a more traditional method is better for your damaged sewer line? The plumbing experts at Maitz Home Services are here to help. Just give us a call, and a skilled team member will help you decide which option is right for you.