Are you considering a sewer replacement using a trenchless technology? Being in the position of needing a sewer replacement can be very stressful. Our experience and wisdom developed only after replacing sewers using trenchless methods for many years. The cost of a sewer replacement using trenchless technology is influenced by several variables. Our expertise gives us the ability to know everything to consider regarding the cost of trenchless sewer replacement in Phoenix. Every application is unique, and there are often multiple ways to complete any given replacement. Let’s explore what goes into one of these minimally invasive sewer replacement options.
What sort of excavation will be needed?
Trenchless sewer line replacement, whether epoxy lining or pipe-bursting, is usually an entirely no-dig process. Of course, the primary benefit of trenchless sewer replacement in Phoenix is to avoid invasive demolition. This is, after all, how this specialty service saves money. While excavation is usually necessary with trenchless sewer replacement, it is very minimal compared to traditional replacement methods. This excavation is only done to obtain access to a sewer line in order to provide a point of entry for a trenchless replacement. When pipe-bursting is used, any secondary drain lines that tie into the main sewer line usually need uncovered as well. Furthermore, with pipe-bursting, transitions in the diameter of the sewer line may need uncovered as well. When epoxy lining is used, depending on the system, a point of exit access point may or may not be required. In order to determine all excavation needed, and how involved it is, a thorough camera inspection by a qualified professional educated in these specialized services is needed.
Which method and product will be used?
Generally, epoxy lining is more expensive than pipe-bursting. Epoxy lining, however, often requires the least amount of demolition. Many trenchless sewer replacements are even done using a hybrid of both epoxy lining and pipe-bursting. Products for both methods are available by a few different manufacturers, but the cost varies negligibly between products for pipe-bursting. Epoxy lining, however, can vary noticeably in price, depending on the manufacturer of the product. Generally, the better the product, the longer the warranty honored by the manufacturer and the certified installers of the product. Perma-Liner is widely considered the most elite epoxy lining product, carrying the most certifications. Perma-Liner backs up their products with a 50 year warranty.
What type of preparation to the sewer line will be needed?
Epoxy lining in particular may require in depth preparation of the host sewer line prior to product administration. Cast iron sewer lines often need in depth de-scaling in order to ensure an optimal application of the new epoxy sewer line.
What other miscellaneous costs should be considered?
Depending on demolition and age of the home, asbestos and/or lead may be present in the building materials being removed. These materials should only be removed by a company trained in handling such materials. Also, the cost of trenchless sewer replacement in Phoenix may be influenced by the city permits required to complete the job. Jobs requiring digging in a city street or alley require a supplemental permit with the city of Phoenix. This permit can cost significantly more than the standard permit.
What sort of price range should be expected?
As discussed above, many factors influence the price of a trenchless sewer replacement in Phoenix. Only after a thorough inspection is done by a trained and certified professional can an exact price be given. After an inspection is done, a few different options may be given. Ultimately, one can expect a price range anywhere from $4,000.00 to $15,000.00. Approximately 90% of the trenchless sewer replacements completed in Phoenix fall in this price range.
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