Trenchless Sewer Replacement
SEWER LINE REPAIR & REPLACEMENT
Got a clogged sewer line? We can help!
According to HomeAdvisor, the national average cost of a sewer line replacement is roughly $2,500. There is a fair amount of leeway in this number depending on several factors. The primary consideration when it comes sewer line repair & replacement is the cost of exposing your plumbing problem to repair it. As most sewer lines are buried, the cost of exposing them depends on what lies above them. Lawns driveways, patios, trees, and fences often need to be dealt with before a contractor can access and repair sewer lines.
Main Sewer Cleaning & Sewer Line Replacement
Advances in plumbing technology such as trenchless sewer line replacement can bring the cost of sewer line replacement down. Further, if your home is equipped with sewer clean outs M&R can more easily access your sewer main, saving you money. If you are unfamiliar with main sewer clean out’s they are usually wide gauged pipe capped off on one end and connected to the main sewer line on the other. Lateral sewer lines connect a home to municipal sewer systems and sewer clean outs are connected along these lateral lines sometimes in numerous places. Check your property line or the parameter of your house for such clean-out lines or have the M&R professional come out and show you.
Main sewer cleaning is a great place to start if you are interested in the shape of your main. While we strongly recommend having a professional do this cleaning, it is not beyond the realm of what the average DIYer can do. If you are feeling particularly ambitious be mindful of your limitations. It is not uncommon to discover more serious problems while cleaning a main sewer that may be beyond your expertise. Some clogs or breaks require additional care beyond the traditional snake or hydro-jetting equipment. When it is time for considerable sewer line repair and replacement work, get it done right with M&R Plumbing Services.
TRENCHLESS SEWER LINE REPLACEMENT
Sewer line replacement can come at a considerable cost. Whether that be a monetary cost, a cost of time, or a cost of something more sentimental. That is why, in the 1970’s an English man by the name of Eric Wood started dabbling with trenchless technology. Mr. Woods had an underground airduct problem underneath his prized mushroom garden and was unwilling to disturb the fungi’s growth. So, he came up with a way to use felt tubing, resin, and plastic to pull through 230 feet of piping. Once his apparatus was in place, he filled the plastic with air and allowed the resin to dry naturally and ultimately inventing cure in place piping. M&R Plumbing Service still uses this pipe lining method as well as new pipe bursting methods.
A myriad of trenchless replacement technologies have been developed since Mr. Wood’s invention. Wikipedia now defines the tech as, “a family of methods, materials, and equipment capable of being used for the installation of new or replacement of existing underground infrastructure with minimal disruption to surface traffic, business, and other activities." Trenchless sewer line replacement is a great cost saving alternative to a complete piping overhaul. When combined with the convenience of sewer clean -outs and video sewer inspections, trenchless sewer repairs are a great way to leave your lawn or garden in pristine condition.
Pipe Lining or Pipe Bursting
Pipe bursting methods are similar to pipe lining except with pipe bursting the new cure in place pipe apparatus will fracture the old pipe as it moves outward. Pipe bursting is generally considered better than pipe lining when feasible as clearing out the old pipe ensures you don’t lose any flow diameter. Further pipe bursting means your old crumby pipes cannot have an effect on the new and improved ones. These techniques are used when main sewer cleaning will not quiet do.