Trenchless Sewer Repair vs Trenched Sewer Repair vs Pipe Lining

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There are actually three options for sewer repair:

  1. Trenched Sewer Repair
  2. Pipe Lining
  3. Trenchless Sewer Repair

Trenched sewer repair usually takes twice as long as trenchless sewer replacement and therefore costs more. It also requires you to dig up your yard, which could destroy your landscaping and any other permanent structures in your yard.

To avoid that cost and disturbance, you can go the trenchless route: pipe lining or pipe bursting.

Pipe lining shoots a felt sock soaked in resins and epoxies through the broken sewer. It lines the broken sewer. Any broken offsets within the sewer remain, but it has a new sleeve inside of it that hardens.

Unfortunately, pipe lining is more of a bandage repair. It’s not quite permanent. Trenchless pipe bursting, on the other hand, is permanent because it leaves you with a brand new pipe that comes with a lifetime warranty.

Price is another drawback to pipe lining. Most companies offer pipe lining for about the same price as pipe bursting. Pipe lining has a high failure rate to get installed because, as plumbers try to inflate the sock inside the pipe, the resins are trying to cure and set before it’s in place. The liner ends up getting stuck or failing to inflate all the way down the line.

Because of this pipe lining failure rate, many homeowners have to have trenchless pipe bursting done to replace their broken—and now blocked—sewer pipe, and lose the money they spent on pipe lining in the process.

How much does it cost for sewer pipe bursting near Kansas City?

On average, it costs between $60 – $250 a foot for sewer pipe bursting in Kansas City and the surrounding areas. This equates to a total cost of between $4,000 – $20,000 for a pipe bursting service. Pipe bursting alleviates any cost of having to re-landscape as it is a trenchless process and requires minimal digging. It also takes much less time than traditional methods.

To learn more or for a quote on pipe bursting, contact us online.

What is sewer pipe bursting?

Sewer pipe bursting is a process in which a broken pipe or sewer line is destroyed while a new one is simultaneously inserted in its place, all completed with minimal excavation. Pipe bursting is carried out by pulling a small expander head device through an old damaged or deteriorating pipe with a pulling machine. The head’s size is small enough to fit through the old pipe and fractures it as it passes through. The back of the expander head is connected to a new high-density polyethylene pipe, which it drags and leaves behind.

For more questions on pipe bursting feel free to contact LBA Services online and we will be happy to help.

How long does pipe bursting last near Kansas City?

Pipe bursting replaces old, deteriorating pipes with new high-density polyethylene pipes that can last for 100 years. This method is considered to be a true sewer replacement as it does not use any of the existing drain for support or structure.

LBA Services can provide expert pipe bursting service for your home or business. Contact us online today for more information or to schedule a consultation.

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