If a video camera inspection reveals serious problems that require a sewer replacement or major repair, the first option is the traditional repair method. This involves the “open cut” or “trench” method to gain access to the area surrounding the damaged portion(s) of the pipe. Most likely, a backhoe or mini excavator will be used to open and refill the work area.
A cleaner, less invasive repair method that prevents damaged yards or ruined driveways is the trenchless repair method. Roto-Rooter professionals use trenchless methods to cause less damage than traditional repair methods with much less environmental impact. Pipe relining is a repair method that creates a “pipe within a pipe” to restore function and flow. It can be used in many situations including pipes afflicted with root-damage. A Roto-Rooter machine is first used to cut away all roots. The trenchless pipe relining procedure will seal cracks and holes and even fill in missing portions pipe. Relining will seal joint connections underground and behind walls in some instances. It is a very versatile technology that can repair pipes in storm lines and under concrete.
Typically, pipe relining requires little digging and can be performed through a building’s clean-out access on a remote basis. It’s a fascinating procedure that will provide worry-free service for decades to come.
Pipe bursting is a trenchless replacement method performed by using a hydraulic machine to pull a full-size replacement pipe through the path of the old pipe while breaking up the old clay or concrete pipe at the same time. This method results in a fresh new pipe that is highly resistant to leaks and root intrusion, with an extra long life expectancy. This is a great method that avoids damage to landscaping, trees, driveways, sidewalks and parking lots and requires only two small access pits at either end of the existing pipe.
For more information on pipe repair and replacement services and to schedule a pipe consultation with a Roto-Rooter professional in Fairfield, California today, visit Roto-Rooter online. And for more details about sewer repair/replacement options, check out the residential sewer page. Remember, that this is serious work that requires an experienced professional.
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