How You Can Save Time and Money with Trenchless Pipe Repair
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No reconstruction costs, and limited downtime at your property.
Busy life? We get it. Trenches are disruptive for multiple reasons, and they can cost not only your time, but money as well. Trench-less pipe repairs minimize or eliminate the need for trenching or reconstruction costs. All this saves you time, money, and headache.
Reliant Plumbing offers many specialized solutions repair non-destructive trenchless plumbing repairs. Our highly trained and experienced plumbers offer a variety of options for your wallet and home.
Trenchless Pipe Repair: Guide to Installation, Cost, and Benefits
Benefits of Trenchless Pipe Repair:
- Same Day Repair
- No digging
- Zero damage to your property
Home repairs can be costly and invasive – but they don’t have to be. New innovations in plumbing repairs provide valuable time and labor saving solutions for commercial and residential customers.
Trenchless pipe repair, also known as pipe restoration or no-dig technology, refers to a range of methods used to repair or replace underground pipe. Although traditional pipe repair or replacement involves digging trenches, methods such as pipe lining make it possible to restore the pipes by applying resin or epoxy along the interior walls of damaged pipe.
We are proud to use Hammerhead Trenchless pipe bursting systems. In combination of their top of the line equipment, they are a huge resource to our team with continuous training and education on trenchless pipe repair. Pipe bursting is an effective and efficient method to replace failing, outdated or undersized sewer, water and gas lines.
Contact Reliant Plumbing for Trenchless Pipe Repair
Reliant Plumbing is the leader in performing trenchless pipe repairs in Central Texas. With our highly trained technicians, and knowledgeable office staff, our customers know they are in good hands.
At Reliant Plumbing, our master plumber and operations managers place a high priority on our plumbers and techs maintaining up-to-date education on new plumbing technologies and city codes. Contact our office to see if we can help you with your next pipe project.
Trenchless Pipe Repair Process
- Diagnostics: We investigate the pipes with a closed circuit video camera inspection to locate damaged pipes. The camera shows us exactly where the broken pipes, or breaks in the pipe, are located.
- Clean the pipes: Cleaning the pipes comes next, or the epoxy seal will not adhere to the pipe. We use high torque pneumatic cutting tools and camera mounted equipment for our repairs. These devices allow us to clean and ream the pipes for access to the full diameter, allowing for more complete and reliable repairs.
- Install the epoxy pipe-liner: Nu Flow two-part epoxy is mixed and inserted into a felt liner with an interior inflatable bladder. The pipe liner is strategically pulled into place from existing access points in the system. The balloon is then inflated which holds the structural liner in place with the host pipe.
- Curing and bladder removal: The epoxy cures within 12 hours and the balloon is then deflated and removed. What is left in its place is a free flowing pipe and a solid epoxy fix. Deteriorated, broken and leaking pipelines are repaired and renewed permanently.
How to Find the Best Trenchless Pipe Repair Service
If you’re looking for experts in trenchless sewer repair, reach out to friends, family, and neighbors who may have had to repair their damaged sewer lines in recent years. Remember when asking around that new innovations to this technology are often added to the market.
Reliant Plumbing and other companies repair or replace cast iron to PVC in Central Texas. The state of these pipes does not qualify as a good candidate for trenchless pipe repairs. Be sure that the technician does not attempt to sell a job that’s incompatible in order to sell the work. Find a plumbing company that is licensed, insured, and that you can trust.
If you have remaining questions, call the plumbing experts at Reliant Plumbing. Our experts have decades of experience working on complicated residential and commercial systems. If you have a unique problem, we can develop a unique solution to satisfy your needs.
Cost of Trenchless Plumbing Repairs
The cost of trenchless plumbing repairs vary depending on the job. Overall, the expenses incurred tend to be lower than traditional pipe replacement jobs because no damage is done to the slab, yard, or property.
We understand that plumbing repairs can be a major investment for property owners, and that’s why we offer financing and payment plans. Reach out to our customer service representatives to schedule an appointment and ask about financing options for major repairs.
Frequently Asked Questions About Trenchless Pipe Repair
How much does trenchless pipe repair cost?
The cost of trenchless pipe repairs vary depending on several factors, such as the location and accessibility of the damaged pipe, the extent and type of damage, and the trenchless repair method.
In terms of cost-per-foot, trenchless pipe repair methods can be more expensive than traditional excavation and pipe repair methods, but they can also provide cost savings in the long run due to reduced labor, equipment, and material costs, as well as less disruption to the surrounding area.
What kind of damage to sewer pipes does the process of pipe lining fix?
Pipe lining, also known as cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) lining, is a trenchless pipe repair method that can be used to fix a variety of damage to sewer pipes. Some of the common types of damage that pipe lining can fix include:
- Cracks and fractures: Small cracks or fractures in a sewer pipe can lead to leaks or blockages, and over time, can cause the pipe to fail. Pipe lining can be used to seal these cracks and fractures and restore the pipe’s structural integrity.
- Corrosion: Over time, pipes can corrode due to exposure to water, chemicals, or other elements. Pipe lining can be used to prevent further corrosion by creating a barrier between the pipe’s interior and the surrounding environment.
- Root intrusion: Tree roots can invade sewer pipes through small cracks or gaps and cause blockages and damage. Pipe lining can be used to seal off these openings and prevent further root intrusion.
- Joint separation: The joints between pipes can separate over time, causing leaks and blockages. Pipe lining can be used to repair these joints and restore the pipe’s integrity.
Overall, pipe lining can be an effective solution for a range of sewer pipe damage, and it can often be completed quickly and with minimal disruption to the surrounding area. However, it is important to note that pipe lining may not be suitable for all types of damage, and a professional inspection is usually necessary to determine the best course of action. Contact a local plumbing expert for questions about your sewer repair project.
How long does trenchless pipe repair take?
Although it varies, trenchless pipe repair can typically be completed in one day. Pipe lining takes several hours from start to finish, and can be used in a variety of applications.
In general, trenchless pipe repair can be completed much faster than traditional excavation and pipe repair methods. Duration may vary depending on the type of and extent of the damage.
Again, pipe lining typically takes several hours to complete, while pipe bursting may take one to two days, depending on the length of the pipe being replaced. Horizontal directional drilling may take longer, usually ranging from a few days to several weeks, depending on the complexity of the project.
Overall, the timeline for trenchless pipe repair is typically shorter than traditional excavation and repair methods because there is less digging and disruption to the surrounding area. Additionally, trenchless methods can often be completed with less labor, equipment, and materials than traditional methods, which can also help to reduce the overall project timeline.
How long does a trenchless pipe repair last?
Trenchless pipe work comes with a manufacturer’s warranty of ten years or more.
How long has trenchless pipe repair been used?
The first documented use of trenchless technology for underground pipe repair or replacement dates back to the 1970s when engineers began experimenting with various techniques to repair or replace pipelines without excavating large trenches.
The first patent for a trenchless pipe repair method was filed in 1971 by Eric Wood, a British engineer who developed a method called “pipebursting” that involved pulling a new pipe through an old one, bursting the old pipe and allowing the new pipe to take its place.
Since then, trenchless technology has continued to evolve and become more widely used in the construction industry. Today, there are various methods of trenchless pipe repair and replacement, and it has become a standard practice in many construction projects worldwide.
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