Many materials have been used for underground sewer lines in the USA over the last century or so. The inevitable result is that pipes fail, eventually.
Many materials have been used for underground sewer lines in the USA over the last century or so. The inevitable result is that pipes fail, eventually. There are various different reasons that different types of pipe fail. Cast iron rusts. Galvanized steel corrodes. Wood pipes, a relic of the past, obviously are subject to rot. Clay pipes crack and can be broken by aggressively growing roots.
These materials have been phased out over the years, and been largely replaced by modern plastics like PVC and ABS. Though these materials do not promise to be any more durable, overall, they are lightweight and cost effective. But the reality is that pipes remain breakable. With both modern materials and obsolete ones, you can hope to get about 50 years out of any sewer line. Its not unusual to get less than that. It doesn’t take much to break a pipe, especially one that’s been in the ground for years already. The cause could be:
corrosion or rust
-shifting of the earth
A typical pipe failure usually centers in a concentrated area. Luckily, these types of breaks have a much-improved, modern solution. In fact, lengths of 10’ or greater can be easily repaired in less than a day.
The modern fix
Trenchless pipe lining systems can insert a good-as-new, fully functional PVC liner into the existing pipe, or even inside the tunnel left by a collapsed pipe. There are very few instances where trenchless repairs are not effective; in a majority of cases, it is a faster, less intrusive, and more cost-effective method than traditional repairs.
Unless your sewer line has been repaired or replace in the last 10-20 years, a breakage can be expected sometime in the not-too-distant future. With trenchless pipe repair, you won’t need to tear up your lawn to get things moving again.
You can quickly resolve your sewer line problems with the help of experienced technicians using state-of-the-art equipment from Permaliner Industries. Keep Waeco Construction in mind for sewer line emergencies in the Monroe area. Reach us at 360 794 7785 or use our contact form, which you’ll find right here