Pipe Relining Or Traditional Repair: Why Relining Is The Way To Go

Posted on: 22 June 2017

If you are having trouble with your sewer lines it is imperative that you have them repaired as soon as possible. Ignoring the issue or hoping it will go away could result in sewage backing up into your toilet, bathtub, or yard. This can lead to health problems. Of course, having the yard dug up and all the plumbing work done is an expensive repair. However, there is an option that can save time and money so your waste water will be flowing out again. This option is called relining or trenchless pipe repair. Here is some information about it and why it is a good option for your sewer.

What Relining Entails

Pipe relining is done through a small hole dug in the yard down to the damaged or clogged pipes.  A hole is then bored into the pipe and a high-pressure water line is put into it. The water is used to clear out any debris in the pipe. Once the pipe is clear, a liner made of a flexible PVC material is inserted and pushed through the damaged area of the pipe. The liner is coated with an epoxy that will cause it to harden into a solid piece as it dries. The insertion hole is filled with the same material and then the hole in the yard is filled in.

Benefits of Pipe Relining

The two big benefits to pipe relining are cost and time. Because you do not have to pay a crew to come dig a large trench through your front yard, the cost for this method of repair is less expensive from the beginning. No trench also means the whole repair will be completed much quicker. When you add in the cost of replacing the landscaping it is even less costly. Of course, cost and time are not the only benefits when it comes to the landscaping. Having your yard remain untroubled is important too.

Contact your local plumber to find out if he or she does pipe relining. While the technique has been around for a while, not all plumbers do it. If it is an emergency, and the sewage is already backing up into your home you may want to go with a plumber who is available or who has done work for you before regardless of the method that will be used. Relining is best but traditional is much better than nothing.

For more information, contact a company like Ultimate Excavation & Liners.