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Trenchless Sewer Repair Vs Traditional

Like many people, you probably haven’t heard about Trenchless Sewer Repair technology unless you are now facing a sewer repair issue and are researching your options.


Trenchless technology can help you avoid costly collateral damage that comes with traditional sewer repair because trenchless is much less invasive requiring very little or some cases no excavation that comes with traditional.


The Upfront Costs of Trenchless Sewer Repair Vs Traditional


Every situation is different but in the majority of sewer repair instances you will find trenchless to be a better option and here is why:

Now, every project is different, but the normal cost of a traditional sewer pipe repair ranges somewhere between $80 and $220 per foot depending how accessible the old pipe is, soil and ground conditions , obstructions like driveways, porches, walkways, landscaping etc and this is why the wide price variation.


Then of course you have to price in the cost of repairing your yard, repaving your driveway removing and then replacing bushes and trees, etc.


Two commonly-used trenchless methods used for pipe repair/replacement are:

  • Pipe Lining. This technology uses the existing host pipe and a new epoxy impregnated liner is sent through the old pipe effectively sealing all cracks and breaks, as well and eliminating joints as the liner is continuous. You can expect to pay between $100 and $230 per foot for this but no excavation is required.

   Trenchless Pipe Lining Technology


  • Pipe Bursting. This method of trenchless technology sends a cone shaped bursting head through the old pipe breaking it up along the way and pulling in a new pipe behind it. This method only requires two small access pits at the end of the old sewer pipe (minimal excavation) and the price can range from $80 and $200 depending on existing conditions.

  Trenchless Pipe Bursting Technology

In a pure, up-front comparison of costs on paper, the cost of traditional repair can be less than or equal to the cost for trenchless repair solutions but this is without factoring collateral damage that can come from traditional repair.

Hidden Costs of Traditional Pipe Repair Vs Trenchless Repair

In summary, traditional sewer repair will always come with some kind of collateral damage, repairing driveways, floors, repairing landscaping and at the very least reseeding your lawn with new grass and getting it to blend back in. These types of expenses are nonexistent with trenchless methods as again, does not require excavation.

Give the pros at The Trenchless Team a call today at  (877) 739-3789  to learn more.