Trenchless technology refers to a variety of methods that are used to replace underground pipes without digging.
Two of the most common technologies used are pipe bursting and pipe lining.
Pipe bursting is a method of trenchless technology where a steel splitting head is pulled through the existing pipe. As it breaks the old pipe apart, it pulls in a new pipe right behind it.
Pipe lining is a cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) that uses a resin and hardener together. The resin is inserted evenly through a felt sock that is blown through the existing pipe underground, forming a pipe-within-a-pipe.
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The big benefits of trenchless technology is that it skips much of the excavation compared to conventional trenching – which typically saves about 40%. Because trenchless technology uses modern materials that are seamless, we eliminate joints that let roots get in, allowing for longer warranties.
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, large trees, or sidewalks, dig-free pipe lining could save you as much as $10,000 in repair costs, if not more.
Trenchless Sewer Replacement
Constant sewer pipe and drainpipe backups are obvious signs of serious drainpipe issues. If you are experiencing this type of problem, then you should consider a trenchless sewer pipe replacement. This is an advanced technology that is very efficient, particularly when a sewer pipe runs under a driveway, house, sidewalk or large tree. At All County Sewer and Drain, we are experts in trenchless sewer systems, and we can fix your drainage backup problems with a minimum of disruption to your property.
The trenchless approach is far superior to the traditional method of digging up old pipes, either by hand or with a machine, and putting in new ones. The traditional pipe replacement method is not only an extremely labor-intensive process that can result in a great deal of property damage, it is also very expensive – especially if the drainpipe is difficult to access.
How it Works in New Jersey
First, a technician will need to create a hole at either end of the damaged pipe. Then, the drainpipe will be exposed and small sections of it will be cut out. Next, the technician will feed a large steel cable between the two holes. Attached to the cable is a metal cone-shaped apparatus that breaks the old pipe to the exact size of the new trenchless pipe. This new pipe is made of black plastic that is between four and six inches in diameter. The pipe does not have joints, so the risk of leaks will be eliminated. Also, this technologically advanced pipe will be impervious to tree roots. The cone-shaped head bursts the old pipe and pushes it out of the way as the cable is pulled through, making room for the new drainpipe. The entire job normally takes about a day or two to complete, although the replacement of the new pipe can normally be completed in a few hours.
Trenchless Sewer Benefits in New Jersey
The biggest advantage of trenchless sewer pipe replacement is the fact that your old drainpipe can be replaced without a great deal of excavation damage to your yard. Also, replacing your drainpipe can prevent an expensive flood from occurring in the future.
Because there will be little to no digging, your landscaping will be spared, and your patio and driveway will be preserved. Even better, you will not suffer any future leaks or have to deal with backups or drain cleaning.
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