There was once a time when replacing a damaged sewer pipe required your entire landscape to be torn apart by an excavator. Besides being a sight for sore eyes, traditional sewer repair methods are destructive, extensive and can cost a fortune. Fortunately, technology has improved many aspects of traditional plumbing practices over the years. One of the most notable changes has come from the development of trenchless sewer line repair and replacement. This new procedure allows plumbers to replace damaged pipes without having to uproot your entire lawn. However, this type of procedure must be executed by highly experienced and knowledgeable plumbers, like CJ Drain and Plumbing, to ensure your drainage system does not sustain any further damages.
Trenchless sewer line repair involves replacing damaged drain pipes without the hassle of the excavation process. Two of the main techniques that CJ Drain & Plumbing uses to execute this solution are pipe bursting and drain relining.
Drain Relining – This is a non destructive method that involves renovating the existing sewer line without the need to completely up root the pipe. The process involves inserting a lining into the existing sewer line that is laced with epoxy resin. Consequently, the lining bonds to the inside of the pipe walls. When it becomes cured, it hardens and forms an additional layer of protection from damages. It’s essentially creating a pipe within a pipe. Additionally, this new pipe can typically last up to 50 years.
Pipe Bursting – This process involves using a hydraulic machine to pull a new pipe through the damaged portion of the existing sewer line. The machine essentially punctures the beginning and end of the damaged segments of the pipe, so that a new one can be inserted. As a result, the old pipe is destroyed in the process, with the replacement seamlessly fulfilling the role of its predecessor.
When it comes to plumbing systems, every situation presents unique challenges. Although trenchless sewer line repair and replacement methods are highly effective and durable, it might not be the best option for your specific needs. Some things worth considering are:
Some municipalities do not allow trenchless sewer repair. As a matter of fact, you may have to meet certain requirements to obtain a permit. It is important to check with your local building codes to ensure that you qualify for this type of sewer line repair.
If your sewer pipes have significant damage then this best practice will not work. Additionally, the layout of the pipes and the way they are connected will also play a role in determining if this solution will be applicable. In light of this, a comprehensive camera inspection of your drain is done to identify the source of the plumbing issue before doing any repair and replacement.
It is important to have your drainage system thoroughly diagnosed by a fully licensed and reputable plumbing service like CJ Drain & Plumbing. We go above and beyond to examine every nook and cranny of your sewer line as well as the layout of your pipes to determine whether this strategy is right for you. Our mission is to provide the highest quality plumbing and customer service to residents of The Greater Toronto Area. We are available 24/7 to tend to your emergency plumbing needs. Contact us today to find out more.
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