Because San Diego is often hit with small earthquakes, there are often problems with underground drainage systems, including sewer lines. These can often be cracked or broken during tremors, and can create problems for drainage systems. Clogs and slow-draining sinks, tubs, and other basins in your home are one thing, having a sinkhole in your back-yard is another, and you don’t need either of these problems. Looking into trenchless pipe bursting in the San Diego area will provide you with better options than traditional sewer and drain system repair.
Though it does require some digging, pipe bursting only needs two pits be dug for the new pipe to be laid. The existing pipe is removed by bursting it, either in pieces, or by splitting it. The bursting head is pulled along from the exit pit, and the new pipe is laid through the insertion pit.
Trenchless Pipe Bursting
Pipe Bursting has many of the same benefits of CIPP (Cured In Place Pipe), but the end result is much more durable than CIPP. This is because it is an entirely new pipe that is being laid, and not a liner that is adhered to an existing pipe. Because it is still trenchless, it does not pose the same problems, or risks, that traditional dig and repair drain and sewer pipe work poses. Pipe bursting, followed by replacing the pipe is an excellent option for those in tightly fitting areas, or who have pipes under hard surfaces such as driveways and sidewalks.
Because the existing pipe is broken up into several different pieces and then the new pipe is laid in the exact same spot, much of the contaminants found in drains and sewer pipes are left safely underground and will not reach the surface like these contaminants might when traditional excavation work is used to repair sewer and drain pipes. Keeping these contaminants underground and away from the surface helps protect the environment, and people, as well.
The new replacement pipe that is installed with the pipe bursting method is smaller than the bursting head, and will fit perfectly in the space created. There is no need to wait for curing to complete, unless a separate liner is inserted as a preventative measure. This is sometimes done where there are many trees, as the adhesive also acts as a root killer. Otherwise, as soon as the repairs are made, the pipe can be immediately used again.
Trenchless pipe bursting is a good option for any size pipe that needs to be replaced, but it is specifically for straight pipes, without gradients in size. Pipes with size gradients might be better served with a combination of pipe lining (CIPP) and trenchless pipe bursting. New pipes that are straight can be quickly laid and installed, with the liners being laid just prior to the connective joints being installed.
However, the length of straight pipes and drains are virtually unlimited in length. Bursting existing pipes and then installing new pipes will take much less time than traditional work would in replacing the same sections, and for a reduced cost.
If trenchless pipe bursting seems to be a viable option for you to replace or repair broken and clogged drainage systems, call us. SPT Pipe has been in business for many years and we have the experienced crews you need to get your plumbing issues repaired. Bonded, insured, and certified, we know what it takes to get your repair work done right the first time. Call us today and we can discuss your specific situation and explain your options.