When Is Trenchless Pipe Lining Not Recommended?

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trenchless pipe lining Scottsdale, AZ

At Zippity Split Plumbing, we specialize in trenchless pipe lining, an efficient and innovative method of rehabilitating underground pipes without excavation. It involves inserting a flexible liner into the existing pipe and inflating it to create a new, smooth, and durable pipe within the old one. Trenchless pipe lining in Scottsdale, AZ, is effective in most cases, but there are certain situations where it may not be the best solution.

Pipes Aren’t Buried Deeply

If your sewer line is close to the surface level and in an area that wouldn’t cause major disruptions, we recommend getting estimates for traditional and trenchless pipe repair. Lining these pipes might cost more than digging a few inches of the ground to replace them.

Pipes Are Severely Damaged

If the pipe is severely damaged or collapsed, sewer pipe lining may not be the best option. That is because the liner cannot be installed properly, and it won’t be able to support the weight of the soil and other loads above it.

In this case, it’s necessary to completely replace the affected pipe. Be sure to have an expert assess the extent of the damage before deciding if trenchless pipe coating is viable.

Pipes Are Near Utility Lines

If your sewer pipes are close to underground utility lines, trenchless solutions might only do more harm than good. Trenchless pipe bursting, for instance, uses a bursting head through broken pipe sections to make way for new pipes. However, the fragments might puncture nearby lines or cables.

Pipes Have Misaligned or Displaced Joints

Pipe lining requires a smooth surface to work effectively. If the pipes are misaligned or have significant offsets, CIPP pipe lining may prove challenging. The liner might not adhere correctly, leading to gaps, leaks, and further damage.

Trenchless solutions are efficient for fixing damaged or deteriorated pipes, but they may not be practical in some scenarios. Let trusted pipe lining companies like Zippity Split Plumbing assess your pipeline, get to the root of the problem, and recommend the best repair method so that you can make informed decisions. Contact us to schedule an appointment.

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