Sewer line replacements and repairs are typically a messy ordeal. If you use a typical dig method, you would probably need to dig a trench from your house through the yard to the curb. You would need to do this so as to connect to a municipal sewer line. Also, there would be a lot of additional expense to repair anything that needed to be removed plus getting your landscape back in order. Sadly, if there are any favorite trees in the path, all of them will need to be chopped down and removed. This also will apply to driveways, sidewalks, and everything else that is directly located above the underground sewer pipe.
However, there may be a better alternative. Have you ever heard of trenchless pipe relining? Trenchless pipe relining is a popular option that many homeowners have chosen for rehabilitating an old sewer pipeline. It is a preferred option rather than digging up existing, broken down sewer pipelines. Many older sewer pipelines made of concrete, iron, clay, or Orangeburg eventually deteriorate and fail. After all, all of these materials have the disadvantage of slowly breaking down at some point. True, not every failed sewer line will be a candidate for a relining job, however, many are. Most reputable companies will be able to provide a video camera inspection that will determine whether a trenchless pipe relining can be accomplished or not.
Selecting a trenchless sewer pipe relining will allow homeowners not to worry about digging a long and deep trench from the curb to their home. A trenchless pipe lining job only requires that a small access pit that is dug at each end of the pipe. After that has been done, a neoprene flexible tube, coated with resin, will be inserted into the existing, worn-out sewer pipe. Compressed air will then be introduced into the neoprene tube so as to blow it outward toward the inner walls of the existing sewer line. As the resin begins to harden, a heavy-duty type of PVC pipe will be created. The diameter inside of the new pipe will be slightly less but it will have the advantage of being smooth and impervious to root intrusion.
A professional and reputable trenchless pipe relining company will have all of the knowledge and tools necessary to do the job right. They will begin by inspecting your existing sewer line and then mapping out a plan to locate and mark any nearby utility lines. This important aspect of the job is necessary so that the work will not impact any other underground line services. Overall, this type of trenchless pipe refining is a more cost-effective and less invasive way of solving sewer line failure.