Trenchless Sewer Repair: Pipe-lining vs. Pipe-bursting

Traditional methods of sewer repair can cost thousands of dollars, and that doesn’t even cover the cost of fixing the landscape that will be destroyed in the process. Especially when the problem is far below the surface and/or covered by concrete, trenchless sewer repair is an ideal and less-invasive option. It can also be cost-effective, specifically following the repair. This goes back to the fact that you avoid the costly-repairs to your landscape that would be needed otherwise.

There are two main methods of trenchless sewer repair:

  1. Pipe-lining: Pipe-lining usually involves digging only one access hole. A flexible tube that is coated with resin is pulled into the damaged pipe and inflated. The resin coating hardens, creating a pipe within a pipe or a pipe-lining that protects against corrosion.
  2. Pipe-bursting: While a pipe is also pulled through the damaged one, pipe-bursting does not preserve the original pipe. Instead, it fractures or “bursts” the old one. This method typically involves digging two access holes, one at either end of the damaged pipe.

Having to repair your sewer line may seem like a major project, and in some cases, that may be so. However, when you have the help of a professional like Barker and Sons Plumbing & Rooter, you don’t have to worry about a thing – we take everything into our hands and propose the solution that will solve the problem quickly and efficiently.

While you may feel that traditional sewer line repair options are necessary for your situation, we encourage you to look into trenchless sewer repair first. Why? The benefits are certainly worth it!

To learn more about trenchless sewer repair & replacement options and to find out which method is right for you, call us at 714-630-8766 or contact us online to request service today!