Traditional vs Trenchless Pipe Repairs

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When you run into issues with your sewer pipes, it’s crucial to understand your repair options. At Zippity Split Plumbing, we usually offer two options: traditional excavation and trenchless pipe lining in Tempe, AZ. While they deliver the same results, they differ in several ways, and each can provide different advantages depending on the situation.

Traditional Excavation

Traditional excavation involves digging trenches to access your sewer lines and replace the damaged section of the pipeline. Unlike sewer pipe lining, it offers an easier way to inspect the system and ensure that the new pipes are properly installed.

The problem is, this method is too invasive and can take days to complete the project. It can significantly ruin landscaping, sidewalk, and streets, and you have to pay for the restoration costs. For this reason, pipe lining companies often recommend traditional excavation only when your sewer lines are severely damaged.

Trenchless Sewer Repair

On the other hand, trenchless pipe repair involves little to no digging and takes place entirely underground. In this method, we only need to dig a small access hole where we can insert our high-definition camera, allowing us to assess your pipelines and determine the best course of action. Then, we will slip an epoxy-impregnated liner into the pipeline. Once in place, we inflate the sleeve, forming a new pipe inside the existing one. 

There are different types of trenchless methods to address different levels of needs: trenchless pipe bursting, joint sealing, and pipe relining. All these techniques are less disruptive, which means you don’t have to wait long periods before you can get back to your routine.

We can finish CIPP pipe lining in a few hours, and we ensure that your surroundings remain intact. As a result, you can save a lot of time, money, and hassle.

Nevertheless, traditional excavation and trenchless pipe lining are both effective methods in restoring your sewer lines. If you like to learn more about trenchless pipe coating, pipe bursting, and our other services, contact us today. You may also schedule an appointment.

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