Did you know that many of the top waste removal experts believe that a vast majority of residential homes in the city of San Francisco, CA and surrounding areas will require major sewer pipe repairs and replacements sooner than later? That statement certainly is not intended to scare you, just the opposite. Homeowners certainly need to be aware of this fact, especially if your property is over thirty years old. Remember that old saying that your parents and or teachers always said. Prior preparation prevents poor performance.
That certainly holds true when it comes to any major home repair, especially one that negatively affects your family’s use of the bathroom, shower, and pretty much any water source in the house. Knowing your options prior to any problems occurring certainly is your best line of defense. That way you will not panic when the inevitable disaster strikes your property. Instead you will be well informed and ready to get the sewer problem fixed in a timely manner without breaking the bank. So without further ado, the following information will help you to make the best decision regarding sewer pipe replacement at your home.
Sewer Pipe Replacement
Traditional sewer pipe line replacement is by far the most popular way of fixing those nasty sewer problems. However, that certainly does not mean it is the best sewer pipe replacement method. In fact it is far more expensive, time consuming, and completely outdated than other high tech methods. For example, traditional sewer pipe replacement requires the removal of the old iron or clay pipe in order to be replaced with brand new plastic PVC version. Since sewer lines are buried underground heavy construction equipment, such as backhoes are needed to dig large trenches around the old pipe.
That means any grass, flowers, mulch beds, trees, bushes, and plants that are located above the pipeline are destroyed. Often times the sewer line runs under and along the driveway. If that is the case at your property, the driveway and or walkway must be removed as well. Once the sewer pipe is fixed, the plumbing contractor’s job is complete. So where does that leave you regarding your yard? The answer is one tremendously large mess. Always plan for an expensive bill from a landscaping and or driveway contractor on top of the sewer repair investment. The good news is there is a better way.
Trenchless Pipe Bursting
Trenchless pipe bursting in San Francisco provides homeowners with a multitude of positive aspects when compared with the traditional sewer replacement method. It does not involve the utter destruction of your yard in order to reach and replace the old pipe. In fact, this technologically advanced method only requires the digging of two small access holes, one at each end of the sewer pipeline.
These small holes can be easily filled in once the job is complete. You will not even notice that work was actually performed in the yard. Trenchless pipe bursting also saves you a tremendous amount of money, and the job can be completed in far less time. This enables you and your family to get back to normal in a faster manner, which is good for everyone. At this point you may be wondering how the process works.
Once the access holes are prepared a one-piece pipe, which is manufactured from a high-density polyethylene material is pulled through the existing sewer pipe with a special machine. As the new pipe goes through the old one it literally breaks the old pipe into many pieces. These pieces fractures outwards and end up buried in the ground where they are left to rot. Of course the new pipe then completely replaces the old one. Typically, the new trenchless sewer pipe will last for fifty plus years.
SPT Pipe is proud to serve the city of San Francisco, California and surrounding areas. Our team of highly experienced technicians are all experts in the field of trenchless pipe bursting. They are also constantly trained in the latest trenchless sewer repair technology in order to ensure that our work not only meets but also exceeds the highest industry standards. If you are currently having any sewer or plumbing related issues or would like to be prepared well ahead of time, please contact us today. We are here to assist you from start to finish.