Before having your sewer line replaced it’s good to know a little about the different methods used for sewer pipe repair in and around the Atlanta area. There are two main categories. Dig-and-replace and trenchless sewer line replacement.
Traditional excavation, the “dig-and-replace” method, is straightforward and sometimes the only option for repair. Using an excavator, a plumber will dig along the entire length of the broken sewer line and replace it with new pipes. It’s effective and, like other sewer line replacement, offers a long-term solution. There is, however, a downside to the dig method. It requires your yard, and sometimes sidewalk and driveway, to be dug up to expose the pipeline. Fortunately, there are several trenchless methods used by local plumbers.
Trenchless technology allows your plumber to repair or replace your sewer line without the inevitable damage incurred by using traditional excavation methods. Before recommending a sewer replacement method, your plumber will assess the condition of the existing pipe, including construction and previous repairs, the potential for ground settling, and the location of utility lines.
Whenever possible, your plumber will suggest a trenchless solution like pipe bursting.
Trenchless Sewer Line Service FAQs
On average, pipe relining can last anywhere from 20-50 years in and around the Atlanta area.
The lifespan of pipe relining can vary depending on the specific materials and techniques used, as well as the condition of the pipes being relined. The longevity also depends on the quality of the installation and the condition of the surrounding soil. It's important to note that it's always best to consult with a professional plumber or plumbing contractor to determine the best course of action and to get an estimate of how long the relined pipe is expected to last.
Trenchless pipe lining can be a cost-effective and efficient solution for repairing damaged underground pipes near Atlanta. Some benefits of trenchless pipe lining include:
- Minimal disruption: Trenchless pipe lining is less invasive than traditional open trench methods, which means that there is less disruption to your landscaping, driveway, and other above-ground structures in and around your home.
- Faster completion time: Trenchless pipe lining can be completed more quickly than traditional open trench methods, which means that you can have your pipes repaired and back in service in a shorter amount of time.
- Cost-effective: Trenchless pipe lining can be more cost-effective than traditional open trench methods, as it requires less labor and equipment.
- Longevity: Trenchless pipe lining can last for decades, which means that you won't have to worry about pipe repairs for a long time.
Pipe bursting allows your plumber to replace the existing pipe with a new pipe of the same or larger diameter. Other trenchless methods can decrease the size of your pipe where pipe bursting gives your plumber the ability to maintain or increase your sewer pipe’s capacity.
The existing pipe is split as a new pipe of the same, or larger diameter is pulled through the existing line. Pipe bursting does not require a trench to be dug to expose the pipeline and make
the repair, thus saving your yard from costly and unsightly damage.
How It’s Done
Your TE Certified plumbers will dig two small access pits to set up the bursting machine. After setting up the required equipment, they will begin the process of pulling a new, high-quality
sewer pipe through your older, damaged, and worn line. This is done by pulling the expansion head of the bursting machine through the pipeline, pushing the pipes outwards until they break
and make room for the new pipe.
At the same time, the bursting machine is breaking apart the old pipe it is also pulling the new pipeline behind it leaving you with a complete sewer line replacement. This process also ensures a continuous, coupling-free line, eliminating the risks of future backups or root intrusion due to the usual required underground connections.
Once the pipeline has been replaced the plumbing team will test the new pipe for flow, connect it to the home’s existing plumbing system and reconnect services. The smaller access pits will
be filled, and your plumbing system will be repaired with minimal impact on your yard.
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