Homeowners in Delaware County, Pennsylvania are increasingly opting for trenchless plumbing systems.
Don't worry if you've never heard of trenchless plumbing before; by the conclusion of this essay, you'll be an expert.
What is trenchless plumbing, and how does it work?
Let's start at the beginning. To understand how trenchless plumbing may help you, you must first grasp how it differs from traditional plumbing.
The plumbing pipes that link your house to the sewer system were laid in trenches when your house was constructed, and although these pipes usually last for many years, they may be damaged.
This may be caused by a variety of things, including the weather or tree roots exerting pressure on the pipes from below. Whatever the cause, if the pipe is broken, it threatens the drainage system, which may lead to sewage and other unpleasant waste accumulating in your yard or even inside your house.
The solution is to repair or replace the pipe, but since it was buried when the home was constructed, the only way to get to it is to dig it up again. And, if you're like me, you've recently spent a small sum on your garden, the prospect of digging up a large sewage line isn't exactly enticing.
Trenchless plumbing comes into play here.
Trenchless plumbing, sometimes called trenchless sewer replacement, refers to the process of replacing your current sewer drainage system without having to dig up the sewage line.
Trenchless sewer replacement may be divided into two categories:
Lining of pipes
This method entails inflating a flexible pipe covered with resin within an existing pipe, as the name implies. It essentially replaces the current damaged pipe and, once cured and hardened, performs just as well as the pipe that was previously in situ.
There is very little disruption to your landscape since just one hole has to be excavated to get access to the pipe. The whole procedure is comparable to repairing a puncture on a tire. This kind of trenchless sewer replacement, although effective, is not suitable for every house.
A Pipe Has Burst
A machine is used to push out the old pipe and replace it with a new pipe in this technique. This technique is more common than pipelining since it can be done on a larger number of houses.
This technique necessitates the drilling of two holes, one at the property and the other at the point where the current pipe joins the sewage system.
What are the advantages and disadvantages?
Trenchless plumbing is less invasive to your landscape in general. It may be placed with little or no harm to your landscape.
Of course, there are drawbacks to trenchless sewer repair, as with any home improvement project, but the only one I can think of is the initial cost, which may be high since it is a relatively new technology.
When compared to the expense of replacing a conventional sewage line, however, it may be the less expensive choice.
If your current sewage line is located under roadways or other properties, you will be responsible for obtaining permission to dig it up as well as paying for it. These expenses may reach into the hundreds of dollars, not to mention the fact that some local governments may reject your request since it may necessitate the closure of highways, creating traffic congestion.
What criteria should I use to determine which choice is best for me?
Hire a professional in the end. Now that you've learned about the two major kinds of trenchless sewer replacement, you may have a better idea of which technique you'd want to employ in your house, but only a competent contractor can tell you whether or not this is feasible.
Many variables come into play, and to ensure you receive the best choice, a contractor would visit your house and do an inspection; don't worry, they won't be digging at this time.
They'll figure out where the pipes are and where they lead, as well as how much labor it will take to repair or replace them.
They will then be able to tell you which technique will work best for you and how much the operation will cost. The decision to switch to trenchless plumbing is then yours to make.
Published by William Smith