If you had a clogged sewer line or needed underground pipes replaced 20 or more years ago - you would have to undergo a major project of digging, breaking through any concrete slabs in order to get those fixed. The cost would then include repairing all that damage.
But these days, the trenchless system minimizes all that damage greatly and it's a great savings for you in time and money.
Trenchless sewer repair has many advantages but nothing is perfect so it's important to know the pros and cons of this great service before you sign on the dotted line.
The Pros And Cons Of Trenchless Sewer Repair
- Saves You Time - As I mentioned before, because the ground and any concrete slabs, patios, etc. do not always have to be dug up - the time to repair the broken pipe(s) is much less and there is no extra cost to repair the yard. The process can take as little as 1 day from start to finish.
- Saves Your Yard and Landscaping - Your bushes, flowers and trees as well as concrete patios or other types of patios (including decking) do not have to be sacrificed in order to get your pipes repaired.
- Driveways, Sidewalks and Streets Are Saved - Again, the trenchless method saves the destruction of areas such as your sidewalks, driveways and sometimes the street if your pipeline runs under those areas.
- Replacement Pipes Are Newer and Stronger - Because the replacement piping used in trenchless work is flexible it normally means there are less joints which reduce the areas where any tree roots could possibly creep in to the pipe - they are a stronger and better version of the older pipes you are replacing.
- Can Save You Money - Because you are not having to replace any damaged property - the trenchless method can certainly save you quite a bit of money.
- Not Always Covered By Insurance - Every homeowners' policy is different but you should be aware that not all homeowners' insurance policies will cover damage by burst, broken or clogged pipelines so please check with your insurance agent.
- Trencheless Service May Cost More - There are certain circumstances that may make the use of the trenchless service to cost more than the traditional methods. Our professional plumbers will go over the pros and cons for your particular situation and help you make the best decision for your property.
- Not All Plumbers Can Perform Trenchless Repair - Specifically skilled plumbers that are trained in trenchless methods and use the proper equipment are needed for this service.
- It's Not For Every Situation - There are times that the trenchless method simply won't be able to be used, such as correcting an improper pitch of piping. It's not a miracle solution for every underground pipe problem and again - an evaluation by a trained plumber can help you make the best decision for your situation.
- We Still Need Permits - Although the trenchless method does not tear up the yard and other structures on your property - special permits to do the work are still required.
How Much Does Trenchless Sewer Repair Cost?
The cost for trenchless sewer repair will vary depending on a variety of factors but we can tell you that on average, the cost is about $160.00 / foot. This is less expensive than traditional pipe replacement methods.
When it comes to any sewer repair (trenchless or traditional) the factors that end up being the most expensive are the landscaping issues. Uprooting existing trees, bushes, etc. and any damage done to the lawn.
The other major expense in traditional sewer repair are any costs incurred from repairing driveways or patios or even flooring in the home if the broken pipe sits under these. A trenchless system eliminates this cost.
If you have any questions about our trenchless sewer repair services, call Atlantis Plumbing today at 770-505-8570. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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