Sewer pipe bursting cost

When it comes to sewer repair, it’s generally something every homeowner dreads doing. It’s usually because the current sewer system has failed, they’re worried about the cost, and it’s just generally something that people don’t think about until the worst has happened. If you’re in the market for sewer line replacement, there’s a little known secret that’s been around for about 15 years. It’s called pipe bursting, and here’s why it’s not such a bad thing.

1. What is pipe bursting?
Pipe bursting is a form of trenchless pipe repair that involves pulling a new pipe through the existing one. Rather than having a long trench dug in your yard for the full length of the pipe that needs replacing, two smaller pits are dug at either end. This means that if your sewer line goes under structures in your yard like a deck or a shed, you won’t have any issues.

2. How does it work?
There are basically five parts of a pipe bursting operation. There is an expander head, pulling rods, a pulling machine, a retaining device, and a hydraulic power pack. The new pipe, which can be larger than the existing pipe, is pulled through the old pipe, which causes it to burst and fracture outward, making way for the new pipe to lay.

3. How much does it cost?
The cost of pipe bursting can depend on a number of things, but you’re usually going to be charge by the length of the pipes that need replacing. In many cases, pipe bursting is cheaper than other forms of sewer line replacement, especially if you are responsible for the maintenance of the main sewer line. It’s worth checking your homeowner’s insurance policy to see if any of the repair or replacement can be covered.

Do you have any other questions about trenchless pipe repair? Feel free to ask us in the comments section below.

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