Lone Star Trenchless is founded on the principle of saving customers money and time. Rather than repairs requiring large machines plowing across properties and tearing apart driveways in order to expose the pipes, the experts at Lone Star Trenchless offers innovative trenchless sewer line replacements for customers in Benbrook and throughout Texas.
Why Trenchless Sewer Line Replacements Are Preferred
Trenchless sewer line replacement requires special tools and proper training, and the experts at Lone Star Trenchless are certified to conduct these repair methods correctly, in a reasonable amount of time, and without creating collateral damage. This is in stark contrast to the invasive demolition and damage associated with traditional dig-and-replace methods.
Past replacement processes often took weeks to complete, as time was needed to dig the trenches deep enough to expose the faulty pipe and effectively remove it before a new section of the pipe could be installed. With trenchless sewer line replacements, the process occurs completely from inside of the pipe, and with the valuable amount of time saved from digging, time can be spent to properly diagnose the problem and offer the best solution. There are many steps to the trenchless sewer line replacement process that make it relied on.
Sewer Camera Inspection
The technicians will first inspect the interior of the pipes with small video cameras that are manually inserted into the sewer system either through the drains or a cleanout. As it travels inside the pipes it sends a live video feed to a monitor, where the operator can see if there are any cracks, broken pieces, clogs, loose joints, or any other issues that need to be taken care of. This tool is essential to be able to give a diagnostic of the pipes, and it allows the experts to decide if they can be repaired, or if they are too damaged and a replacement is needed.
If the inspection indicates that a replacement is necessary, this information is used to prepare the pipe to be replaced. Depending on the severity of the damage, the solution will vary, but both are based on trenchless technology, allowing them to be innovative and eco-friendly.
If the pipe can be rehabilitated with cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) lining, the pipe needs to be prepared for the lining process, and the best way to achieve this is with hydro jetting. With limited machinery and manpower needed, the equipment is easy to use and deploy. By inserting a hose with a special nozzle attached to the end of it inside of the pipe, scalding water can be blasted into the pipe and capable of removing waste and debris with ease. This water spray is powerful enough to get rid of tree roots and any other organic materials creating obstructions inside of the pipe, all of which is flushed away into the sewer. The nozzle attached to the spout redirects the water, ensuring that the whole diameter of the pipe is completely cleaned. With the diameter of the pipeline restored, the epoxy resin can be installed to rehabilitate the pipe and effectively act as its replacement.
Trenchless Sewer Line Replacements With CIPP Lining
Once the pipes are clean, the repairs can begin. Instead of digging the pipes out of the ground, the experts will insert a felt tube inside of them. This tube is saturated with epoxy and pushed or pulled into the sewer line until it reaches the exact spot that needs to be repaired. Then the tube is inflated to make the resin coat all the pipe’s interior and left there until it solidifies. This should take just a few hours, and once the tube is removed, it leaves behind a liner that is corrosion resistant and acts as a new piece of pipe.
This liner is a long-term solution since it can last for several decades, and it completely seals any leaks and replaces missing pipe pieces. This repair method requires less time and workforce to finish the job, which saves customers thousands of dollars in expenses compared to the dig-and-repair approach. Once the fix is completed, a final video inspection will be done to make sure the problem has been solved according to the standards and regulations found in Texas.
Contact Lone Star Trenchless To Learn More
At Lone Star Trenchless, the team is always ready to offer the best repair and replacement services in Benbrook and the surrounding area. Call their experts to learn more about their work and how they can help you.