Understanding the Ins and Outs of a Trenchless Sewer System
Most sewer systems last for decades so replacing them is not something you need to research very often. If you are a newer home or property owner, there is a good chance that you have never to consider the options of what type of sewer system to have installed into your home. As with most industries, there have been large improvements in the sewer and plumbing industry over the last few decades, including the introduction of trenchless sewer system technology.
Benefits Of A Trenchless Sewer System
Trenchless sewer technology is an innovative new way to replace old sewer pipes and even an entire system without the need to dig up the earth over the pipes. The name says it all: trenchless. While in the past the lawn, driveways and even sidewalks may need to be dug up to remove old pipes and lay new ones, this new technology requires very little digging, saving on time and money for the property owner. The basic ins and outs of a trenchless sewer include:
- Pneumatic pipe bursting. The reason that the old pipe does not need to be dug up in trenchless replacements is the use of pneumatic pipe bursting technology. A splitting head is inserted into the old pipe and systematically hammers its way through the old pipe, shattering it and pulling along new piping behind it.
- Polyethelyne pipe. One of the elements that makes trenchless technology possible is the piping that is used. Polyethelyne pipe is easily pulled in through the path created by the splitting head. The piping is expanded with the use of a bladder once it is in place. In addition, this pipe is seamless with no joints, making it resistant to tree roots, cracking and offset joints that are common in traditional sewer pipes.
- Less digging. Trenchless technology usually only requires two holes to be dug on the property, one to enter the system and one to exit. This allows expensive landscaping and other property elements to remain intact, saving money on replacement.
- Faster. Since there are no trenches to be dug, there is generally less labor used on sewer replacement. This means the job is conveniently done faster and can also cost less money on labor.
Budget Sewer Is Your Local Expert On Trenchless Sewer Replacement
If you are considering having your sewer replaced and you want to learn more about trenchless sewer technology, call the local experts at Budget Sewer. Our team is knowledgeable and experienced with trenchless sewer systems and we have been serving the Seattle area for over 10 years. We also are Registered Side Sewer Contractors and know everything that is required to get the job done right the first time. Call us today to find out more about our services and to schedule an appointment to get your sewer system replacement started.