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Until recently, the only way to replace a sewer line was to dig a big, ugly, expensive trench right across your property. Whether the sewer lines were on the street or underground, homeowners had to pay the upkeep, which meant an expensive mess. If there was a sidewalk, drive, deck, or any other structure in the way, well, that’s just too bad.

Over the past 15 years, trenchless sewer options have become widely available. Trenchless sewer line replacement and repair has become the industry standard for replacing sewer lines without damaging homes and businesses. When you use trenchless methods, there is 90% less damage to your lawn on average.

The Department of Labor estimates there are 104,852 plumbing and sewage companies in the United States. There are also a number of different trenchless plumbing methods, however, a much, much smaller number of companies trained to use the latest pipe bursting equipment.

How does pipeline bursting work, and what are the biggest advantages it offers to homeowners with a broken sewer main in North Branch, MN?

Pipe bursting machines consist of five component, usually hydraulic, parts: an expander head, a pulling rod, a pulling machinery, and a retaining device.

Pipe bursting simply involves pulling an expander head through an existing, broken pipe. In the process of capturing the torpedo head, the head expands and bursts a pipe open. A new pipe is inserted right through the old sewer line. This method leads to trench-less sewer replacement. The bursting of sewer pipes is a straightforward solution to getting your water and sewer service back up and running if your sewer lines break because of age, wear and tear, or if you get tree roots growing in them.

In addition, many older homes were constructed with cast iron water and sewer lines. These old pipes will be eventually replaced with new pipes which are more reliable. People also need to increase the diameter of their water and sewage lines.

Pipe bursting is the only method for enlarging your pipes without digging that works for countless homeowners in the North Branch, MN area.

Contact Trenchless Pipe Repair to learn more today.