Trenchless Sewer Line Repair

By: JMS Re-Pipe Santa Monica  03/31/2016
Keywords: Drain Opening, Pressure Cleaning, Sump Pumps

Pipe damage and failure are never easy to deal with. It is just one of those things that you can’t fix yourself. The quicker you call a professional plumber such as JMS Express Plumbing the better. Sewer lines repairs or replacements have been typically performed using a backhoe to dig up the area surrounding the line to allow easy access to the damaged pipe. The problem with traditional trenching is that you are often forced to pay to dig up the street in front of your home, for traffic to be rerouted and for any repairs to any city-owned property or main sewer lines. This can range from a few thousand dollars to $20,000 or more. Trenchless sewer line repair and replacement has become the most popular and hassle free way to repair or replace your sewer pipes. Trenchless repair is much less invasive then a traditional sewer replacement. It costs much less and you don’t have to dig up the lawn, driveway and sidewalk. Trenchless repair methods involve making small access holes where the damaged pipe starts and ends; then, pulling a new pipe through the existing pipe which bursts the old pipe into pieces while simultaneously laying new pipe. Trenchless repairs cause less damage to yards and driveways than traditional repair methods because only the dirt at the beginning and end of the line is disturbed. Pipe lining might not be possible if the lateral has joints or has collapsed, but the pipe bursting method can still be done on a collapsed lateral if there's room to drag a cable through the old pipe. Pipe bursting involves pulling a new pipe through a damaged one, while simultaneously fracturing the old pipe outward. This typically requires digging access holes on either side of the lateral pipe. Comparing Pipe Repair Costs Traditional: $50-250 per foot, resulting in roughly $3,000-$6,000 for small jobs, and $5,000-$20,000 for repairs over 50 feet. Any additional landscaping, road closure and labor will contribute a great deal to cost. Trenchless Pipe Bursting: One of the most common dig-free pipe renovation techniques, pipe bursting costs roughly $60-200 per foot, resulting in $3,500-$20,000 for an entire repair. Bursting is essentially underground pipe replacement, and cost depends on the length and depth of your existing, damaged pipe. Using a cone-shaped bursting head, trenchless experts can typically replace an entire pipe in a single day. Trenchless Pipe Lining: Relining your damaged lateral or sewer pipe will typically cost $80-250 per foot, with an average of around $160 per foot. For standard sewer lines, repair costs can vary between $4,000 and $20,000, depending on circumstance. In most cases, homeowners pay between $6,000 and $12,000 to repair critical sewer connections. Small-scale pipe lining applications: for broken pipes below 50 feet in length, lining can typically be completed for around $3,000-$4,000, again depending on the location and depth of the pipe. Whether trenching, pipe bursting or lining is right for you depends on your situation; how deep your pipe is, its location on your property and how extensive the damages are. For shallow pipes with no nearby utilities or obstructions, digging through and replacing the pipe manually would likely be more affordable than relining it internally. However, if your damaged pipe runs under your driveway, any large trees or sidewalks a non invasive repair could save you as much as $10,000.

Keywords: Drain Opening, Hydro Flushing, Pressure Cleaning, Root Cutting, Root Removal, Sewage Pipes, sewer lines, Sewer Pipes, Sump Pumps, Water Jetting, Water Piping

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