Understanding Plumbing Problems

There aren't many household systems more confusing than plumbing, which is why I stopped trying to fix mine on my own. I realized that taking things apart was increasingly more difficult, so I stopped guessing and started looking for a trained expert who could come out and help. When I found the right professional, it was amazing to see how much easier things were. They went through, evaluated my plumbing system, and made changes that changed my home from the inside-out. Check out this blog to find out more about how to avoid plumbing problems and when to hire a professional of your own.

A Guide To Trenchless Sewer Repair


If you have a burst pipe in your yard or on your property, then you probably want to deal with it as soon as possible. A burst pipe can rapidly leak a huge amount of water, damaging your home, your lawn, your garden, your driveway, and just about anything else that's in the way. However, before making any hasty decisions and calling the first sewer repair company that you find, you should consider trenchless sewer repair, a new technique that minimizes damage to your property.

How does traditional sewer repair work?

In order to understand the benefits of a trenchless approach, you first need to have a general idea of how traditional sewer repair works. If you want to repair or replace a burst pipe, you need to find a way to access the pipe. In many cases, repair companies will survey the area and then dig up a large rectangular area of dirt directly above the damaged section of pipe. Once the pipe is exposed, they can either patch up the pipe (if that's possible) or entirely replace the damaged section. After the repairs are done, the displaced dirt will be replaced.

As you might expect, this technique is very damaging to the area. Regardless of what is above the burst pipe, it will be torn up and moved. For some situations, this might be acceptable, such as if the burst pipe occurred in an area that is purely dirt. On the other hand, if you have anything above the burst pipe that you wish to preserve, you might want to find a better alternative: trenchless sewer repair.

Then how does trenchless sewer repair work?

To avoid the collateral damage of digging a trench, this method makes use of two different tools, depending on the circumstances. First of all, a trenchless sewer repair might consist of a lining procedure, in which a new pipe is essentially molded within the burst pipe. By digging a small hole directly above the burst, the repair company can insert a resin into a mold inside the pipe. After a short period, this should harden into a fully functional pipe within the burst pipe. Thankfully, this procedure does not diminish the capacity of your sewer line to move waste.

Secondly, they might try a bursting approach, in which the broken pipe section is essentially shoved out of the way by a replacement piece. It is a somewhat complicated process, but the only impact on your yard will likely be a few holes on either side of the burst.


31 August 2015