Plant roots are one of the main reasons for burst sewer pipes in South Florida homes. Once a root finds the slightest bit of moisture seeping from a crack in the pipe, the intrusion begins.
The problem with root intrusion is that you need to see the symptoms before you know that there’s a problem. This mostly occurs as a leak or sewer pooling on your lawn.
Drains that back up are also a sign that something is wrong in your sewer system. The best and least intrusive fix for this is sewer pipe lining.
Sometimes also referred to as trenchless sewer repair, it involves one of two options:
Pipe lining is the least intrusive way of repairing your sewer lines. Traditional pipe replacement involves a team of contractors digging a trench to remove the damaged portion of the pipe. That’s why pipe lining is also called trenchless sewer repair since no excavation is needed. Your lawn avoids the damage that would have otherwise occurred.
Since pipe lining does not require excavation, less labor is required to complete the job. Specialized machines are used to examine and repair the pipes. No additional costs to repair the damaged landscaping are incurred
In older homes, the original pipes were made from materials such as clay, ceramic, or cast iron. These materials corrode and degrade eventually leading to failure. Synthetic materials are far more resistant to corrosion and can last between 20 and 40 years.
We have already mentioned the cost savings, but what about time? Well, less work being done means less time is being taken to do the work. Excavation can add a significant amount of time to a project. Remember that all the excavated material needs to be put back. By eliminating excavation, you end up saving a lot of time in the process.
Trenchless pipe lining is more effective than traditional replacement. It involves relining the pipes with a continuous, synthetic, and pliable material. Continuous means no seams or joins exist in the new pipe lining. In the case of a sewer main, it will improve the flow rate of sewage away from the property.
Since 1983, South Floridians have trusted Art Rooter, Sewer & Drain Cleaning for reliable service, and quality workmanship. If you need an estimate or just want to know more about sewer pipe lining for your property, give us a call at 1-833-470-2880. Art can fix it!