Repairing a sewer line dose not exactly make for a pleasant weekend. But besides the the eyesore of your yard being dug up or the overwhelming smell of sewage, there are still more financial sewer line repair costs that can present themselves:
- Paying for landscaping: While trenchless pipe repair methods have been on the market for around 10 to 15 years, a surprising chunk of consumers are still unaware they even exist. Without them, you can be sure you will be left with a giant ditch consuming your yard.
Not only will you need to fill it in, but rejuvenating it to its former glory will be no easy task. You can spend weekend after weekend doing it yourself, or you could hire professionals to take care of it for you. Either way, it’s still an inconvenience.
- More problems arising: Even though a cracked sewer line is enough of a problem on its own, plenty of other issues can present themselves as you’re digging deep into your yard. Trees are a common cause for pipe damage, but can also require further action be taken.
Most of a trees root system will grow anywhere from 12 to 36 inches below the surface, and can also extend horizontally up to two to three times the diameter of its canopy. If the roots are extensive enough where they are either blocking excavation or could cause more problems in the future, you may need to pay a service to completely remove it from your property.
- Taking time off work: Regular sewer repair methods require a lot of time to complete. Between excavating, identifying the problem, removing the original pipe, and then replacing it, you could be looking at days of long work. Some may feel comfortable just letting the repair service do their job, but it’s always a good idea to take a few days off to be available if a problem arises.
Even if you have paid time off to cover the actual sewer line repair costs, it could be draining some of your future vacation time.
If you want to avoid a substantial number of these sewer line repair costs, you may want to consider trenchless pipe repair methods. This form of repair causes up to 90% less damage to the grounds than other techniques. Now you can keep your yard and your wallet safe.