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The Pros and Cons of Trenchless Sewer Line Repair

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Everyone knows the reputation sewer line problems have in the Atlanta area. Not only does it usually follow horrible water damage to your home both inside and out, the process of sewer line repairs can require your entire yard to be destroyed. There is an alternative to taking care of sewer line problems that do not require any serious digging, however. It is called trenchless sewer line repair. With trenchless sewer line repair, destroying driveways and lawns is not always necessary. While it seems like this may be too good to be true many plumbers are still using the traditional sewer line repair methods. For many Georgia residents, trenchless sewer line repair works well for their sewer line problems.

Trenchless sewer line repair is also referred to as trenchless pipe replacement, pipe rehabilitation, pipe breaking, trenchless technology, and no dig. All of these titles refer to sewer lines being repaired without digging trenches that destroy many aspects of your landscaping and property -for example, your front lawn and driveway. Trenchless sewer line repair eliminates 90 percent of the damage traditional sewer line repair causes. This is not the only advantage of trenchless sewer line repair, no matter how appealing it may sound.

Trenchless sewer line repair can save you money when considering the cost of labor and machinery required digging up an entire sewer line. With the advent of sewer line cameras to located problem areas within a sewer line, trenchless sewer line systems in tandem with this technology can save you money on repair and replacement, as it will be easy to identify and solve these problems. Water flows more effectively in no dig systems and these systems tend to outlast the traditional sewer pipeline systems. If you plan on repairing the damage done to your landscaping during traditional sewer line repair, trenchless repair can, in some cases, actually be less expensive. This is due to the lack of extra charges for landscaping damage repair, as trenchless sewer line repair in most cases does not damage landscaping whatsoever. Most regions of Georgia have access to trenchless sewer line repair. It can be done in the mountains, in the city, and even at the beach. All future repairs can be made through the original two access points at the beginning and end of the pipe. Therefore, for those who can utilize it, it will never again be necessary to expose your sewer pipes in order to repair or replace them.

Even though there are many advantages to trenchless sewer line repair, there are disadvantages as well. While no trenches have to be dug to repair the pipes, some hand digging might take place in order to locate electrical lines and gas lines so that they will not be damaged in the process. The labor cost for trenchless sewer line repair is higher than its traditional counterpart, mostly due to the complicated process and expensive equipment used. There is the possibility of landscaping needing to be removed if plant roots are too near the pipes. This is only because plumbers have to make sure they avoid any future problems with root penetration. If you would like to find out if you’re a candidate for trenchless sewer line repair, contact us today.  We can give you a fast estimate and quickly resolve your sewer line issues.

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