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Traditional vs. Trenchless Sewer Repair: Which Is Better?

By Henry | November 29, 2021
Traditional vs. Trenchless Sewer Repair: Which Is Better?

A damaged or burst sewer line is nearly every homeowner’s worst nightmare, and to many, this means pricy repairs plus torn-up landscaping. This leads to other expenses like buying new shrubbery or hiring landscapers to make your yard beautiful again. However, this is only the case with traditional sewer repair, not trenchless. Weigh out your options to decide which is better when it comes to traditional vs. trenchless sewer repair. Trenchless Sewer Line Repair Many homeowners gravitate towards trenchless sewer line repair companies because they don’t have to worry about the pipe repair destroying their front yard in addition to the monetary expenses. But that’s not the only reason many people prefer trenchless repairs. Since trenchless repair doesn’t require excavation, it costs less and doesn’t take as long. Traditional Sewer Line Repair While trenchless sewer line repair is often an ideal way to replace the line, it won’t work in every situation. Some…

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4 Common Type of Sewer Line Pipe Materials

By Henry | November 10, 2021
4 Common Type of Sewer Line Pipe Materials

Looking into the four common types of sewer line pipe materials gives you a better understanding of your home and sewer lines. Each of the materials used is a bit different and has varying lifespans. Expand your knowledge on sewer lines to better know when it’s time to repair or replace yours. Clay Tile Pipe Many older homes have vitrified clay pipes (VCP)—also known as clay tile pipes— since the material was common back in the day. Today we occasionally use VCP when constructing homes, but it’s mostly used for gravity sewer collection mains. Some builders prefer clay tile pipes because of their durability; the material is less likely to degrade over time. However, tree roots are more likely to grow into it since this pipe type doesn’t always have the greatest seal. Cast Iron Pipe When it comes to common types of sewer line pipe materials, cast iron is among the strongest. Additionally, these pipes…

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Homeowner’s Guide To Sewer Systems: What You Need To Know

By Henry | November 3, 2021
Homeowner’s Guide To Sewer Systems: What You Need To Know

Although many say septic systems are a thing of the past, quite a few homes still have one. A septic system is vital to homes that are off the grid or in rural areas. While we often worry about the AC going out or the roof leaking, maintaining your septic system is just as important. If you’ve just moved into your first house, then check out what you need to know in this homeowner’s guide to sewer systems. What Is a Septic System? A septic system handles a home’s sewage, and as the owner, caring for it is your responsibility. While all homes don’t have a septic system, those in rural areas are more likely to have one. By neglecting maintenance, you risk heavy replacement fees or a leak that could contaminate groundwater supplies. But by keeping a routine maintenance schedule and caring for the system, it could last for 40 years! Pro…

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3 Things To Consider When Hiring Excavation Contractors

By Henry | October 21, 2021
3 Things To Consider When Hiring Excavation Contractors

Taking time to find the right evacuation contractor is the first step to finding the right one. Although it takes time and a fair amount of sifting through customer reviews, it’ll be worth it when you hire a company fit for the task. Keep reading if you want to find out three vital things to consider when hiring excavation contractors. Excavation Efficiency Although things may arise and change expected deadlines, it’s best to go with a particular company on project timing. Not only does this reflect professionalism, but it also shows how much they understand their industry. Excavation projects can disrupt the daily agendas of home and business owners, and by finding a company that can adequately gauge timing, you ensure minimal disruptions for your schedule. Pro Tip: Check out the customer reviews to see how other people rate the company you’re considering. Not only does this ensure you pay for…

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The Life Expectancy of Sewer Lines: How Long Do They Last?

By Henry | October 14, 2021
The Life Expectancy of Sewer Lines: How Long Do They Last?

Sadly, piping doesn’t last forever, and new homeowners may worry about when they need to replace their sewer line. Maintenance is key to preventing a home disaster. The good news is that sewer lines last a long time, so if you bought a new home, you probably wouldn’t have to worry about a replacement soon. When you understand the life expectancy of sewer lines and the signs you may need a repair, you can prevent an emergency. How Long Do They Last? Some sewer lines easily last 50 years while others need a replacement at the 30-year mark. This could vary since life expectancy greatly depends on the material used during construction. Some older homes—those built between the 1960s and 70s—may have Orangeburg pipes. Since these are created with wood pulp and pitch layers, they last about 30 to 50 years. Other common materials like clay and PVC help create pipes with…

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