Homeowners are becoming increasingly aware of pipe bursting as an effective way to solve their sewage issues. The appeal of this trenchless technology is growing, although there are many who still aren’t quite sure what it entails and what the benefits are of using it. Here is why trenchless pipe bursting is great.
While repairing a pipe traditionally is likely to sort out a sewage problem, there’s a chance it won’t completely put it to bed. However, pipe bursting can eliminate the prospect of future repairs since it installs a new pipe altogether. In the past, pipes were often constructed with clay or cast iron, which just isn’t long lasting. Clay cracks over time causing leaks, while cast iron rusts – both are also susceptible to root intrusion. But the material in modern pipes is much more equipped to deal with this. Most are now made with plastic PVC, which is much more durable and can withstand the pressures from earth movements and tree roots.
Moreover, pipe bursting can be used to upgrade your sewage system. When the old pipe is being blasted away, the hole expands for a short time, meaning a new pipe can be pulled through easily. It’s possible to take advantage of this by inserting a slightly wider pipe which will increase the flow capacity, putting less overall stress on the drainage system – no other trenchless method is able to achieve this.
Ultimately, pipe bursting is just far much easier than other methods of repair. The traditional way of digging up a garden to insert new pipes is lengthy, costly and messy – and there are no discernible benefits to be gained from it. On the other hand, a trenchless solution like pipe bursting is great because not only does it replace the old pipe with a new one, but no digging is required to do so. Hence, the job can be done very quickly, without ruining the garden. Not to mention, far fewer workers are needed to complete the repair, which will save a lot of money.
Pipe bursting brings with it very few risks. While plenty of force is used to blow the old pipes out of the way, since this is all taking place underground, it’s not doing any aesthetic damage. Also, when digging up a large land mass, an array of potentially toxic substances are going to be released into the atmosphere. Asbestos and moulds are notorious for laying here, and unless it’s unavoidable, it’s best to leave them out of harm’s way. Bringing them up to the surface could be very dangerous, particularly if they happen to get into the water stream.
Everything considered, trenchless pipe bursting is simply the most cost-effective way to get your sewage system in good working order, especially if you have old pipes that will need replacing anyway. The headache of a full excavation is avoided, an upgrade to your system can be made, and because a modern PVC pipe is being installed, far less maintenance work will be needed in the decades that follow.