Trenchless Pipe Lining vs Pipe Bursting: Which Is Ideal?

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As a homeowner, you are going to need sewer line repair at some point. Luckily, excavation is no longer your only option. You can opt for trenchless methods, which are minimally invasive and more cost-effective than traditional repairs.

Here at Zippity Split Plumbing, we offer comprehensive sewer repair services in Scottsdale, AZ. Some of the trenchless solutions we specialize in include pipe lining and pipe bursting. Here are their differences and in what circumstances they are ideal.

Trenchless Pipe Lining

Trenchless pipe lining, also known as structural pipe lining, is a sewer pipe line repair method that creates a new pipe within the existing pipe. This new pipe is made of a resin-impregnated fiber sleeve, which we push into the existing pipe from an access point. It solidifies once cured, masking all leaks, cracks, gaps, and other flaws in the old pipeline.

Pipe Bursting

On the other hand, pipe bursting is a sewer line replacement method. It involves destroying the old, damaged pipe and replacing it with a new one. This happens by inserting a steel bursting head into the pipeline from one entry point and running a chain from the head to an exit point. Once settled, we use the bursting head to break the old pipe. We attach the new pipe to the back of the bursting head, immediately replacing the fractured pipe as it travels through your lines.

Which Is Ideal?

Our sewer specialists in Scottsdale, AZ, often recommend trenchless pipe lining when the damage in your sewer line is minimal or isolated. It’s also a long-term solution to tree root intrusion and recurring clogs because it seals all the tiny openings in your pipes.

Meanwhile, pipe bursting is a more practical solution when sewer repair can no longer salvage your lines. It can fix leaks, clogs, and crushed pipes at once. Additionally, unlike trenchless pipe lining, you don’t need to wait for the new pipe to cure. It’s ready to use once it’s installed. 

Both trenchless methods require little to no digging, so you can rest assured knowing that your surroundings remain intact throughout the process. Whether you need to repair or replace sewer line, the pros at Zippity Split Plumbing are here to recommend the perfect solution to your needs. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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