Digging large holes in the ground certainly was a fun filled activity when we were children. However it is anything but joyous when the yard, grounds or parking lot at your residential, commercial, or industrial real estate is torn apart due to sewer repairs. In all actuality the extreme hassle and tremendous expense is enough to make many property owners hit the panic button. We are here to share some relatively good news with you. Having your sewer system repaired or replaced no longer needs to be the piggy bank busting, time consuming, and utterly destructive process that it used to be.
Trenchless sewer repair in Katy, Texas allows technologically advanced plumbing contractors, like Sewer Co to save you both time and money. It also avoids a tremendous mess at your home, place of business, or investment property. There are actually two similar yet different trenchless techniques that are used depending on the condition of the existing sewer pipeline as described below.
The Trenchless Sewer Pipe Lining Technique
If the existing sewer pipes are in somewhat decent condition than the trenchless sewer pipe lining method is used. It does not require the excavation of a large trench along the length and depth of the sewer pipes. Instead a small access point is made at one end of the sewer pipeline. A high-tech machine installs a tube through the small access point into the existing sewer pipeline. The tube contains an air bladder and a felt lining that is saturated in a specially formulated epoxy resin. Once the tube pushed, pulled, or blown into place it is inflated.
At this point the wet epoxy resin coats all of the interior surface areas of the sewer pipeline. Once it dries, or cures in place the bladder is deflated and the tube is removed from the sewer pipeline. The cured in place epoxy resin forms a hard, durable liner that in essence is a brand new sewer pipeline within the old one. It not only fixes any of the current problems, it prevents them from happening in the future. The new liner will last for a minimum of fifty years. The entire process is completed within one day, and costs roughly fifty-percent less than the traditional excavation method.
The Trenchless Sewer Pipe Bursting Technique
If the existing sewer pipes are broken to the point that pipe lining will simply not work than the trenchless sewer pipe bursting method is used. It also does not require the excavation of a large trench along the length and depth of the sewer pipes. Two small access points are made, one at each end of the sewer pipeline. A different type of machine installs a continuous plastic PVC pipe through the small access point and into the existing sewer pipeline. The new PVC pipe bursts the existing sewer pipeline into a bunch of pieces in an outward motion.
The pieces of the old pipe are left to rot in the ground. When the process is complete the new PVC pipe completely replaces the old sewer pipeline. The new plastic PVC pipe will last for a minimum of fifty years. The entire process can be completed in as little as one day from start to finish, and costs considerably less than the traditional excavation method.
Sewer Co is a leading trenchless sewer repair specialist that is proud to serve our valued customers in Katy, Texas and surrounding areas. Each and every member of our team of plumbing technicians has years of experience. They are also trained in the newest plumbing equipment, procedures, and technology in order to provide you with the most cost effective and efficient plumbing solutions available on the market. Please contact us with any and all questions, or to schedule a free estimate for all of your plumbing needs. We look forward to hearing from you.