Whenever trenchless repairs are available as a suitable option for a property, you can take advantage of several opportunities for saving money compared to traditional repairs.
The costs of both types of repairs depend on the specific location of the pipe and whether the existing pipe that must be replaced is on a person’s personal or a municipality’s property. But on any property type, with trenchless sewer line replacement, less time is required for excavation, which cuts labor costs.
Additionally, since trenchless repair doesn’t damage outlying structures, project costs are significantly less. You won’t have to worry about damage to the surrounding:
- Accessory features
- Utility structures
On the other hand, if traditional repair is underway and the excavator has to expose sewer piping that exists beneath the surface of any landscaping, structures, or buildings, the property owner will typically be the one responsible for the costs of repairing and restoring them.
The material used for trenchless sewer line installation is high-density polyethylene (HDPE), which is widely used in several other types of applications for many purposes. It’s extremely durable, long-lasting, and sturdy, which cuts down on the costs of future replacements, as the likelihood of needing another replacement or repair is very low.
If the sewer problem causes backups in your home, your homeowner’s insurance might cover the cost of repairs. Keep in mind that if the damage to the current sewer line is on your municipality’s property, they (or the county) might be required to shoulder some or all of the costs.