Owning a house can be pricey, and hearing that a plumbing pipe has to be fixed on your property can be the worst. When that is the case, it is only a matter of how much it’ll cost. Traditionally, fixing a pipe underground will involve multiple days and plenty of digging, along with property damage to add on top. Now, with trenchless pipe repairs, plumbers can fix a pipe with minimal digging in less than a day. While this technique is becoming more popular, a lot of homeowners have concerns and questions. Read on for a few things to consider if you’re thinking of a trenchless pipe repair!
Upfront Repair Costs
Traditional pipe repairs are a bit cheaper, and it is possible you will have a few more options when picking a plumber, as it is more common. The average cost of a traditional pipe repair usually ranges from about $50 to $250 per foot, and that does not include costs like having your property fully repaired. A trenchless pipe repair cost depends on the primary method of use, and there are two options. They are:
- Lateral Pipe Lining: this method uses an existing pipe, and it creates a layer of epoxy to go over any cracks or disturbances in the pipes, basically creating a new pipe. The costs for lateral pipe lining usually range from around $80 to $250 per foot.
- Pipe Bursting: If you use a pneumatic or hydraulic head, this method will destroy the old pipe and will drag in a new pipe to replace it. This is typically cheaper than pipelining and will range between $60 and $200 per foot of your pipe replaced.
On paper, traditional repairing methods might seem cheaper, but it isn’t always the case.
Your traditional pipe repairs incur costs that are not in the initial estimate. For example, the cost of excavating an old pipe might not be included or could require another contractor to finish the job. There might even be a cost involved with moving around heavier objects over your sewer line. Even when the initial cost covers everything, it likely won’t cover the cost of repairing a driveway or landscaping that gets destroyed during the process. It usually costs thousands of dollars for any homeowner to get their property back to where it once was. Trenchless repairs bypass all these costs since they’re minimally invasive. Nothing will get torn up, and nothing has to be repaired after.
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