Cured in place pipe (CIPP), otherwise known as trenchless sewer repair, is not a new technique. Even though it’s been around for quite some time, about 78% of the respondents on an Angie’s List poll had never head of “no dig” technology for sewer repairs. This type of repair makes replacing sewer line much easier and cost effective, which is why it’s gaining momentum. Here are just a few reasons you should know about trenchless repairs.
This is a method that you may need to see the benefits of first to be convinced, but it really is worth it. Because trenchless options are slightly more difficult for the contractors to complete, they generally cost 30-50% more than traditional digging methods. However, it delivers a better ROI in the long run.
The biggest benefit of this method is its simplicity. Since there is no digging, you can keep your patio, pool, landscaping, and more intact. It doesn’t tear up your lawn and the street outside your home; you’ll save thousands of dollars in restoration costs after the fact. In addition, 73% of poll respondents say they would definitely pay more for trenchless options knowing that they would keep their existing yard. CIPP is also great because the technology used is able to work on steep slopes and in different terrains, making work safer for the contractors on the job.
Trenchless pipe repair begins with a sewer camera inspection. This allows the contractors to see exactly what is going wrong within your sewer system. From there, they basically form a pipe within the existing pipe, hence why it’s called “cured in place.” These new pipes tend to be a lot more durable, because the original pipe will absorb most of the erosion and damage while the new pipe stays untouched. This durability is what makes them a favorite.
Are you thinking about investing in trenchless sewer repair? What are your biggest reasons for choosing this method over a more traditional one?