No homeowner is excited by the prospect of digging up their yard to correct a sewer line problem. There never seems like an ideal time to have this work completed, with hot, muggy weather in summer and wet conditions in winter. Fortunately, modern sewer replacement techniques mean that you no longer need to worry about planning for days of perfect weather as they offer some significant advantages.
In the past, a sewer line replacement
meant that you would need to unearth the whole line before you could replace it. This was a very time consuming process that could take a number of days. Fortunately, modern sewer replacement techniques have eliminated the need for this tiresome step. These days to replace a sewer line only requires digging two holes, so the repair can usually be completed in only one day. Since there is no need for massive scale excavation, this also means that your sewer line repair can be done at any time of the year. So, there is no need to plan for days of suitable weather, as your plumbing team can complete the entire project much faster compared to the conventional, traditional methods.
Since sewer line replacement is now quicker, it is also far less costly. Not only will you avoid paying for days of manpower, but there will be less time for equipment hire. Additionally, since trenchless techniques don’t require heavy excavation equipment, this will save a massive cost on your estimate. Since most professional plumbers base their estimates on manpower hours and equipment hire, you will be pleasantly surprised at how the costs compare between modern techniques and the old methods.
In the past, if you were facing a sewer line replacement
, you would need to be prepared to have your yard and driveway excavated. This extensive digging would often destroy the aesthetics you may have spent years establishing in your yard and need serious landscaping to repair after the replacement was completed. Additionally, you may have needed to deal with your driveway being out of action for days and days while the team worked on replacing the sewer line. Since modern techniques only require two small holes being dug to access the sewer line, there is minimal disruption to your yard. It is also far easier to clean up after the plumbing team has finished the job.
In the past, the news that you need a sewer line replacement was often met with despair. Homeowners would need to prepare themselves for a hefty bill, massive damage to their yard and days of disruption. Fortunately, with the development of trenchless techniques, you can avoid these disadvantages and benefit from a faster, cheaper and less disruptive project. These techniques can be used to replace or repair a damaged sewer line, so if you have noticed signs that your sewer line may need attention, there is no need to put off calling in the professional plumbers
. Typically this type of project can be completed in only one day, so you could have your plumbing system back in great shape in no time at all.
By Giovanni Longo President Flood Brothers Plumbing
Giovanni Longo is a 3rd generation master plumber who has been practicing his craft and trade in the greater Los Angeles area for well over a decade and a half. A plumbing and hydraulics-engineering innovator, Giovanni’s particular world-class expertise focuses on dealing with challenging sewer system designs as well as resolving complex commercial and residential draining issues. As a certified Flood Mitigation expert, he is also well versed in a wide variety of water damage and remediation solution.