Round sewer manhole coverAre you looking for a less invasive sewer repair method than traditional excavation? Trenchless sewer repair is an innovative, “no-dig” repair method that saves time and money and prevents extensive property damage. Arrow Sewer & Drain is an innovator of the trenchless repair technique in the north and central New Jersey area and offers a few different techniques. Here, we’ll explain the different trenchless repair types and how to know which one is best for your sewer problem.

Trenchless Pipe Repair

Trenchless pipe repair uses robotic technology to access the pipe without any excavation of your property. This type of trenchless repair is used in corroded or weak pipes to stop leaks, fill cracks and holes, and fix dents or abrasions. The robotic equipment is inserted through an existing opening to the pipe. If there is no existing opening, the process can be done with minimal digging to gain access.  Trenchless sewer repair places a pipe liner with a hardening agent to secure the new liner, repairing the problem without time-consuming and expensive digging.

Trenchless pipe repair can be completed in as little as one day. This repair type is beneficial because it works with almost all kinds of pipes, including cast iron, concrete, clay, fiberglass, copper, plastic, and steel pipes.

Sewer Pipe Bursting Repair

Pipes that have more extensive damage will usually need replacement rather than repair, and pipe bursting is one trenchless method that can be used to complete the job. Pipe bursting is a process in which the existing pipe is broken apart, or burst, using robotic equipment and then replaced with a new one. This process is advantageous for a variety of reasons: 

  • Protects the surrounding environment
  • Maintains landscaping
  • Requires no heavy equipment or labor from a large team
  • Offers a cost-effective option
  • Can be completed in one to two days

Trenchless pipe bursting is a suitable option for broken or damaged pipes that are causing leaks, blockages, and other significant problems. However, if a pipe has collapsed, it will likely require excavating. Arrow Sewer & Drain offers trenchless pipe-bursting services that can get your property back in working order with minimal disruption to your daily life. Our experts are happy to answer questions and let you know everything you need to know about pipe bursting.

Cured-in-Place Pipe (CIPP) Repair

Cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) lining is another method of trenchless repair that helps to restore most kinds of pipes. CIPP lining is primarily used for pipes afflicted with limescale buildup, corrosion, cracks, and leaks. The process is essentially what it sounds like—inserting a pipe liner inside the existing pipe and curing it to form a smooth surface, restoring it to like-new condition that will last for fifty years. 

During CIPP repairs, residents are often asked to refrain from using water and sewer systems. This is because the connections to the sewer will be temporarily sealed off, and using water and sewer systems can cause backups into the home. The good news is that these limitations are very short-term, usually lasting a few hours at most. At Arrow Sewer & Drain, we finish almost all CIPP repairs within one day, so you won’t have to deal with invasive repairs that last for weeks and potentially cause damage.

Learn More About Trenchless Repair From Arrow Sewer & Drain

If you have a plumbing problem, consider trenchless repair methods to save yourself the headache of noisy and time-consuming excavations. Arrow Sewer & Drain has more than fifteen years of experience in the industry here in north and central New Jersey, and we have the knowledge, skills, and tools to complete any job efficiently. Contact us today to get a quote on trenchless repair methods for your sewer issue. 

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