Today, trenchless repair technology is one of the most revered repair methods for residents of Coeur d’Alene, ID. This technology has been highly advantageous since its inception. It is designed to replace lines beneath underground without involving any digging. A few years back, home owners had to endure with a lot of trench digging with a purpose of locating sewer problems. This led to one’s yard being turned into a construction zone. Furthermore, it resulted in destruction of one’s landscape which included hedge, grass and flowers.
This was very expensive as home owners had to hire landscaping professionals who had to redo everything. Digging also posed a future problem especially with repaired or replaced lines – shifting-soil is a problem which results in the line collapsing. When this happens, it makes waste water to pool around collapsed area resulting in further damage.
For long, it has been a mystery for home owners how to work trenchless-sewer repair technology in Coeur d’Alene, ID. Here is how trenchless sewer-repair method works.
Inspection and evaluation
The first step that a professional will conduct immediately after arriving in your home is problem inspection and evaluation. Thanks to video inspection service, a professional will snake in a video line via an available man hole. This allows professionals to have access to video footage of the sewer-line. Video inspection technology comes with radio transmitters which indicate location and depth of the sewer- line. Video footage is analyzed above ground providing professionals with the source of a problem. If the sewer-line is cracked, collapsed or is made with iron or concrete, professionals will be able to know without need of digging up a lengthy trench.
Pipe-Bursting trenchless repair method
Majority of plumbing professionals will opt to use the pipe-bursting process which begins with digging up of two holes. One hole will act as an entry point while another will be an exit point. This is usually done with a backhoe and a good thing about these holes is that they are very small in size so no extensive damage to your landscape will occur.
A steel cable is then threaded through the sewer-pipe while a hardened steel bursting head is attached to one end of a steel cable. A new polyethylene-pipe will be attached to the bursting head’s rear end. This hydraulic system is placed in one location and helps in cable pulling.
The cable to be pulled has a head and attached-pipe. This is pulled down into an entry hole towards where replacement or repair is needed. As a new-pipe is pulled in, your old-pipe will be removed out where fragments will be forced out. This new-pipe is pulled in all the way until it arrives in the exit hole where necessary connections are made.
You may ask why a high density polyethylene-pipe is used. This is a modern sewer-pipe and is built to be much more durable than previous clay, cast iron and PVC plastic piping used before. It has been found to resist corrosion. Joints are fused or melted together making them stronger. This ensures that no leaks occur assuring you of long term service and a trouble free line for a long period of time.
Trenchless repair method -Cured-in place pipe
Apart from pipe-bursting methods, experts may also result to cured-in place sewer-pipeline repair & inspection method. This method involves installation of a new-pipe directly within an existing old pipe. Unlike the pipe-bursting method where an old-line is destroyed as a new one takes its place, in this method, your old-line stays in place. Your new pipe-line is coated with a resin which helps to inflate old-pipes as a new one is being slid in. This new line takes a few hours to cure where it ensures a strong and seamless sewer-line. This process is known to be a good option especially where deterioration of your old-line is as a result of old age and tree root invasion.
Once this task is done, professionals take time to inspect it. This helps to reveal if the completed task has been done satisfactorily and no other problems are present with your sewer-line.