New Plumbing Technology: Trenchless Pipe Dig Replace Comparison

You could save thousands of dollars with trenchless pipe replacement by avoiding road repair and shutdown. There’s really no easy way to deal with pipe damage, or severe pipe failure.  New plumbing technology trenchless pipe dig replace comparison. Reliable Hydro Excavation Services, the Cleveland, OH Trenchless Pipe experts!

You don’t necessarily need to drain tens of thousands of expenses on repairing your property’s pipe or sewer lines; with innovative trenchless technologies, digging, and the remedial landscaping that follows, is largely avoided.

Utilizing liquid epoxy-resin solutions, trenchless technicians can cure in-place entire new sections of pipe within your damaged line by small or pre-existing entry points.

The most expensive components of traditional, dig-and-replace pipe repair aren’t the materials or tools used, but rather the labor, displacement of ground, and many hours spent restoring the pipe in question. Extraneous costs, like these, are why traditional pipe repair typically costs 26-31% more than cured-in-place pipe.

Breaking Down the Cost: Trenchless Pipe Dig Replace Comparison

Simply put, the equipment and skill required for trenchless pipe repair will usually cost marginally more than up-front dig-and-replace repairs ($75-250 per foot, compared to $45-250).

The average cost for trenchless pipe repair is typically around $6,100-$12,100, while dig-and-replace repairs are on average between $4,100-$13,100 (the larger cost range accounting for manual digging, depth and pipe location).

However, this cost can as much as double when streets, utilities, sidewalks or driveways lie above the broken pipe. Displacing or restoring these ground-level fixtures can run traditional pipe repair costs as high as $26,000, if not more, for a single property solution. In these circumstances, the cost of trenchless remains the same; as digging is no longer necessary, trenchless specialists can fully repair or replace your damaged pipe without unnecessarily digging an inch of soil. When it comes to pipe repair, the most expensive factors aren’t the machinery or materials used, but the uprooting, landscaping and lawn damage that occurs.

The Facts: Pipe Repair Cost

A detailed look at pipe repair costs and averages: Traditional, dig-and-replace pipe repair: $50-250 per foot, resulting in roughly $3,000-$7,000 for small jobs, and $5,000-$14,000 for repairs over 50 feet. Any additional landscaping, road closure and labor will contribute a great deal to cost.

Trenchless pipe bursting: one of the most common dig-free pipe renovation techniques, pipe bursting costs roughly $60-200 per foot, resulting in $3,400-$21,000 for an entire repair. Bursting is essentially underground pipe replacement, and cost depends on the length and depth of your existing, damaged pipe. Using a cone-shaped bursting head, trenchless experts can typically replace an entire pipe in a single day.

For shallow pipes with no nearby utilities or obstructions, digging through and replacing the pipe manually would likely be more affordable than trenchless pipe replacement. However, if your damaged pipe runs under your driveway, any large trees or sidewalks, dig-free pipe lining could save you as much as $11,000 in repair costs, if not more.

As total repair costs are entirely circumstantial, the first and most important step in deciding the right repair for your property is contacting a trenchless pipe repair expert in your community to inspect your pipes. Reliable Hydro Excavation expertly covers Northeast Ohio.

Following a nonintrusive video inspection, you can identify the most affordable repair option for your property, and potentially save yourself thousands of dollars in unnecessary landscaping costs.

Reliable Hydro Excavation Services uses Hammerhead Trenchless equpment.

Reliable Hydro Excavation Services uses Hammerhead Trenchless Equipment.

From the job site example: Reliable Contractor Services in Cleveland, Ohio, used a Hammerhead Trenchless PortaBurst PB30 pipe bursting system to replace a homeowner’s service line without digging up their whole yard! On this job, excavation would have been difficult and potentially very costly – the pipe needing replacement was buried 15 feet deep and ran closely to a large tree that the homeowners wanted to save, and an in-ground pool that would be expensive to repair.

If you’re a homeowner that needs service pipes repaired or replaced, make sure you explore trenchless options before digging up your yard.

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Reliable Hydro Excavation now offers this option to homeowners and businesses.

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