Trenchless Sewer Repair
If you own a residential, commercial, or industrial property that is at least forty years old or older than chances are you will be facing a major sewer repair in the near future. The sewer pipes manufactured back in the old days was made out of materials that are now at or near the end of their lifecycle. Prior to hiring a plumbing contractor to make the necessary repairs it is extremely important that you are fully aware of your options. The good news is that in this day and age you now have choices.
In the not too distant past the only method that plumbing contractors had access to was the traditional excavation method. It requires the excavation of a large and destructive trench along the length and depth of the sewer pipes in order to expose them for repair or replacement. Since sewer pipes are typically buried under lawns, trees, flowers, mulch beds, driveways, patios, sidewalks, walkways, and parking lots the trench destroys any of the landscaping and hardscaping in its path.
Once the plumbing contractor completes the repair process they simply fill in the trench with dirt and move onto the next job. They are not responsible for fixing or replacing the landscaping and hardscaping that were ruined in the process. Fortunately the trenchless sewer repair process was invented about fifteen years ago. Nu Flow Technologies further developed the procedure with the development of the Nu Drain trenchless pipe lining system.
It does not require the exposure of the sewer pipeline in order to perform the necessary repairs. Instead a small access point is made at one end of the sewer pipeline. A high-tech machine installs a tube through the access point into the sewer pipes. The tube contains an inflatable air bladder and an outer felt surface that is covered in a wet epoxy resin. Once in place the tube is inflated, which allows for the wet epoxy resin to completely cover all of the interior surfaces of the sewer pipeline.
The tube is then deflated and removed from the pipes. The wet epoxy resin hardens or cures in place within a few hours to form a hard pipe liner or brand new pipe within a pipe that will last for well over fifty years. It not only instantly fixes any problems with the existing sewer pipeline, but also prevents issues from happening in the future. The entire Nu Drain trenchless pipe lining process takes as little as one day to complete from start to finish, and is approximately fifty-percent more cost effective than the traditional excavation method.
Nu Flow Technologies has been involved in trenchless sewer repair since the industry first began back in the mid 1990’s. We were one of the first to develop the process. Since that time our company is responsible for a great deal of technological advancements that have made the procedure even faster, more efficient, and significantly more affordable. Thanks to our innovation trenchless sewer repair has become the number one choice for property owners. We are proud to serve the St. Louis market.