What is Trenchless Relining?

Most homeowners dread pipe repair. In their experience, it involves tearing out walls and floors to replace the pipes, and may cause problems such as water damage, mold, and mildew. With trenchless relining these issues are things of the past. Trenchless pipe lining and sewer replacement is about 30% to 40% less expensive than traditional sewer line work, and benefits a innumerable homeowners every year.

As the name implies, trenchless relining involves replacing a damaged or broken sewer pipe without digging long trenches in your yard. Instead, trenchless relining inserts a flexible, resin-coated tube known as a cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) directly into the damaged pipe. The tube is then inflated, and the resin is allowed to harden. Once this happens, you have a pipe within a pipe that is doubly resistant to corrosion and other damage. Rather than digging up your entire yard or paying to dig up the street, you’ll only have to dig one access hole for trenchless relining.

Benefits of Trenchless Relining

Trenchless relining’s cost effectiveness is a major benefit. This process can cost more than traditional digging up front, but in the long term, you will pay much less. Trenchless relining doesn’t require the extensive restoration work of other sewer line repair options. Additionally, trenchless relining lets you repair pipes as needed, rather than investing in an entirely new system.

Pipes used in trenchless relining are usually durable, although that depends on where you live, the configuration of your soil, and other factors. Trenchless relining may not be best if your home has hard soil or a deeply buried sewer. However, licensed plumbers like the Clearwater team have worked with many kinds of yards, landscapes, and pipes. If trenchless relining is the simplest and most affordable option for you, we will make it work.

Trenchless Relining Technology
Many homeowners are attracted to trenchless relining because of its technological benefits. With traditional sewer repair, you may be limited in what types of pipe you can use. Trenchless relining uses many types of pipe material, from PVC and ABS to cast iron and clay. In addition, trenchless repair pipes easily seal abnormalities you may not have noticed in your pipes. You can repair a large break and several small holes or leaks at the same time instead of undertaking many repair projects.

Finally, people who use trenchless relining find water flows better through their pipes. This is due to the pipes’ smoothness and flexibility. It also keeps your home environmentally friendly, preventing you from inadvertently wasting water.