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Sewer Line Replacement Made Easy by Trenchless Technology

Split drainage pipe caused by ingress of tree roots

“Sewer line replacement” are three words that no homeowner wants to hear. But eventually, the lines that connect your Atlanta home’s plumbing to the municipal sewer line will need to be replaced someday. 

Sewer pipes were usually made from clay, cast iron, galvanized steel, and concrete. Over time, these materials can wear down and rupture or leak. Sewer pipes can also break due to various reasons such as shifting soil, the ground settling, increased traffic on the ground above, or the infiltration of tree roots.

In the past, traditional pipe repair methods have required digging a long trench from your house to your curb to gain access to the pipe underground. As you can imagine, this method has several drawbacks. Not only is it labor-intensive and costly, but it’s also damaging to your property.

That’s why we offer trenchless sewer pipe repair. Trenchless sewer repair is an approach that allows us to fix your sewer without tearing up your land. We’re happy to employ no-dig technology that helps us make the necessary repairs with less intrusion into your yard and landscaping.

How Trenchless Technology Works

Trenchless technology is aptly named. Technological advancements eliminate the need to dig a long and deep trench. Let’s go over the process.

  1. Our service professional will use a sewer camera to inspect and identify your sewer line, pinpointing the source of the problem.
  2. An access hole is dug at both ends of the pipe. 
  3. A flexible tube is pushed into the old pipe. The flexible tube looks like neoprene, and it is coated with a special resin.
  4. The service professional pumps compressed air into it so that it can blow out and cling to the interior walls of the old sewer pipe. 
  5. After several hours, the resin hardens and then there will be a solid pipe inside the existing pipe. 

Although the “new” sewer pipe will have a smaller diameter, it’s still plenty large enough to allow wastewater to flow through easily.

No Damage to Trees, Gardens, or Landscaping

With traditional sewer pipe replacement, your yard is usually subject to a lot of damage. Any trees, grass, plants, shrubs, or gardens that are along the path of the trench that would need to be dug will have to be removed. That’s not an issue with trenchless technology. 

Trenchless technology is also safer. Using advanced tools, our service professionals will locate all the underground utilities to avoid an accidental disruption to those areas. This is why trenchless pipe repair doesn’t pose threats to anything else underground.

Is Trenchless Pipe Repair Right for My Home?

There are some circumstances where trenchless isn’t an option. We can determine if this service is right for your property with a simple, initial evaluation that’s easy to schedule. Even if trenchless sewer pipe replacement isn’t an option, we will use the most suitable methods needed to restore the structural integrity of the sewer pipes on your property. 

Contact HM Plumbing today to discuss trenchless sewer pipe replacement in Atlanta, GA. Serving with Integrity.

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