It’s never a good day when you realize that your water pressure has dwindled to a trickle, or waking up to the smell of gas outside your house. However, the hassle may not end there.
These are both signs that a pipe on your property either has a crack or is malfunctioning in some manner. In previous years, the only methods for pipe repair and replacement involved massive excavations even just to assess what the problem was.
Fortunately, trenchless sewer repair procedures are now available that can reduce both the bother and expenses involved in older techniques. Pipe bursting, for example, is a popular trenchless repair option that uses five key pieces of equipment: the expander head, pulling rods, pulling machine, retaining device, and a hydraulic power pack.
Here are a few factors in how pipe bursting costs can alleviate the stresses of replacing sewer pipes:
No Yard Excavation: Pipe replacement used to require large ditches to be excavated in a person’s yard that would tear up large areas of grass and landscaping. Not only is this an eye sore, but the costs of filling it in and paying for grass seed to rejuvenate the yard can be substantial; not to mention the costs of the replacement service.
Home structures: Depending on the location of the pipe needing replacement, even structures such as patios and decks could need to be torn down. Paying for the construction or repair of these structures can seriously outweigh pipe bursting costs. According to a poll from Angie’s list, about 73% of respondents even said they would pay more for sewer pipe replacement if it would preserve their existing landscapes, patios, decks, and any other outdoor features.3. Reliability While overall, alternative trenchless sewer replacement techniques, such as pipe lining, can be cheaper than pipe bursting methods, they may not be as certain. Even though experts say that pipe bursting and lining are equally durable, it can be difficult to determine what the final product is because it’s made in-place where it can’t be measured or verified until the pipes are used again.Pipe bursting, on the other hand, uses brand new pipes from the manufacturer that can already be verified to to be good quality and reliable. Fortunately, both still offer warranties ranging anywhere from 10 to 50 years.
Sewer replacement doesn’t have to be the enormous hindrance it once was. Pipe bursting costs can offer much more than just cheaper expenses.