Three Reasons Pipe Bursting is Something Every Homeowner Should Want

Trenchless sewer pipe repair

Saying that homeowners should want pipe bursting seems a little counter-intuitive, right? No homeowner in their right mind would want their pipes to be burst. This is how people describe what happens when pipes break due to frozen water, but pipe bursting is actually a pretty interesting method of trenchless sewer line replacement. Here are the top three benefits of opting for it when replacing sewer lines.

1. Less Disruption in the Landscaping
One of the biggest benefits of opting for pipe bursting rather than traditional methods of sewer line replacement or repair is that it leaves the landscaping intact. A lot of homeowners take pride in their lawns, so to have an enormous trench dug to replace the sewer lines beneath is the last thing they want. Keeping a nice lawn takes a lot of time, money, and dedication, which will all be foiled if the entire yard is dug up.

2. Structures Don’t Need to Be Moved
Another benefit of opting for trenchless pipe replacement is that if there are any structures over your sewer line, the replacement can still be done. Imagine having a shed or some other outbuilding sitting right over your sewer lines and you need replacement. Of course, putting the structure there might have been a poor choice to begin with, but pipe bursting means that the thing can stay put.

3. It’s Actually Cost-Effective
Since it generally requires less man power, heavy equipment, and time, trenchless pipe replacement can also save a homeowner money on the repair. The cost of pipe bursting can vary by the size of the project, the difficulty of it, and the risks that it poses, but it’s usually less expensive than other methods of replacement. Additionally, pipe bursting materials are pretty durable and can last a long time, which — with proper care of course — could last up to 50 years.

Have you had your sewer lines replaced using the pipe bursting method before? Feel free to share your experience with us in the comments section.

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