The Different Methods for Repairing Underground Pipes

Repairing underground water or sewer pipes can seem like a difficult process — after all, the majority of the hardware is below the surface. But there are several different ways Front Range Water Heater and Excavation and other professional plumbers can effectively address different pipe issues.

Learn all about how our Northern Colorado team accesses your pipes and contact us now for underground water line repairs!

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Trenchless Pipe Repair

Trenchless pipe repair is a popular method that eliminates the need for extensive excavation. There are two primary techniques to achieve this: pipe lining and pipe bursting. Pipe lining involves inserting an inflatable liner coated with epoxy resin into the damaged pipe. The liner is cured, forming a new inner pipe that is seamless and resistant to corrosion. Pipe bursting involves bursting the old pipe while also putting a new pipe in to replace it. 

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Pipe Patching

Pipe patching is a method used specifically for repairing localized pipe damage, such as small cracks or holes. It involves the application of a strong and durable patch material that adheres to the damaged area, sealing the leak or opening. This method is ideal for minor underground sewer line repair issues and can be completed quickly and without extensive excavation.


Excavation and Pipe Replacement

In cases where the damage is extensive or the pipes are beyond repair, excavation and an underground pipe replacement is often the most suitable method. This involves digging trenches to access and remove the damaged pipes. The new pipes are installed, ensuring proper alignment and connections.


Pipe Relining

Pipe relining is an alternative to excavation and pipe replacement. It involves inserting a flexible epoxy liner into the damaged pipe, which adheres to the walls and creates a new pipe inside the old one. The liner is then cured, creating a seamless, jointless pipe that is resistant to corrosion and tree root intrusion.

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Let Front Range Water Heater and Excavation help you determine the most appropriate method for your specific situation. Contact us now for underground pipe repairs!

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