According to experts, how long a sewer lasts varies because of several variables. If, however, your sewer is more than 40 years old, chances are it is in need of repair or replacement. If you are faced with the repair or replacement of your aging sewer system, chances are you are imaging broken concrete, ruined sod and piles of dirt that become a muddy mess if it happens to rain during the lengthy process. This, however, does not need to be the case. Did you know that there is a process called trenchless pipe bursting that will not create the mess that usually comes to mind with sewer repair? Trenchless pipe replacement is a method that does 90% less damage to the ground or concrete work. This means that your lawn, front sidewalk and patio area do not have to be torn apart and put back together again whenever you need sewer work. Since tree roots are one of the leading causes of sewer and pipe damages, it is indeed possible that repair to your system could cause problems in many areas in you yard and home lot.
Although trenchless pipe bursting and other trenchless plumbing and sewer line methods came on the residential home market 10 to 15 years ago, many consumers are still unaware of this less destructive method. Angie’s List, in fact, confirms that most Americans do not know about trenchless pipe bursting, the no-dig way to replace and repair underground pipes and sewer systems. Here are two statistics:
–78% of Angie’s List poll respondents have not heard of “no dig” sewer technology.
–73% of respondents said they’d pay more for sewer pipe replacement if they knew they could preserve existing landscaping, and their patio, deck or other outdoor features.
Basically, there are five main pieces of equipment used in the pipebursting operation:
–the expander head,
–a pulling machine,
–a retaining device,
–a hydraulic power pack.
There are 104,852 plumbing and sewage companies, and approximately 730,900 Americans working in the sewage and plumbing industry. the general public, however, is not necessarily up to date in the latest technology used by these nation wide professionals. If you find yourself in the process of having to replace sewers, pipe systems and other large scale projects, do your research and make sure you consider both traditional and trench less