If you have a broken pipe, it can be difficult to know how to fix it without digging up the entire yard. Fortunately, there are options available that allow you to repair the damage without breaking too much ground. In this blog post, we’ll discuss a few of these options and how they can help you fix your pipes with less back-breaking work and mess.
Trenchless Pipe Repair
The most common method of repairing a broken pipe is known as trenchless pipe repair. This process involves inserting an epoxy resin into the damaged area of the pipe, which then hardens and seals the leak. This method is often used for sewer lines, as it doesn’t require any excavation work and can often be completed in just a single day. As an added bonus, trenchless repairs are cost-effective, making them ideal for homeowners who want to save money on their repair bill.
Another method of repairing a broken pipe is known as pipe bursting. This involves using a machine that breaks down the existing pipeline while simultaneously replacing it with a new one. While this method requires more excavation work than trenchless repairs, it also offers several advantages such as being able to replace an entire ageing or damaged line with a modern one.
The final option for repairing pipes without breaking ground is slip lining. This involves inserting new piping into an existing pipeline using a specialised device known as a ‘slip liner’. The new piping is then sealed and reconnected with the rest of the system—allowing for quick and easy repairs without having to damage your lawn or landscaping. Slip lining is best suited for small-diameter pipelines.
How To Decide Which One To Use?
When deciding which pipe repair method is right for you, it’s important to consider the specific problem you’re facing and the amount of damage to the existing pipe. If you have a small-diameter pipe that’s only partially damaged, then slip lining might be the best option for you. However, if you have an ageing or severely broken pipeline, then trenchless repairs or bursting might be your best option. A professional plumber or pipe repair company will be able to assess your specific situation and advise you of the best method.
The Quicker, Cheaper Alternative
No matter which method you choose, it’s good to know there are ways of repairing a broken pipe without having to dig up your entire backyard. Trenchless repair methods are often faster and less expensive than traditional excavation methods, making them ideal for homeowners who want quick and cost-effective solutions when faced with plumbing problems such as cracked joints and clogged drains.
At FlowWise, we offer professional pipe repair services using a variety of trenchless methods throughout the Sunshine Coast and South East Queensland. We understand the importance of having your plumbing back up and running quickly—so don’t hesitate to contact us for tailored advice and service delivery.