Common Myths About Pipe Bursting

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Over time, your sewer pipe may become damaged and need replacing. When this happens, it’s important to contact an expert in pipe repair in Marietta, GA, right away for the proper repairs. At NGI Trenchless Pipe & Sewer Repair, we offer a range of trenchless repairs that provide prompt and long lasting solutions to most plumbing issues.

Pipe bursting is one of the repair methods we provide. This technique involves the use of a bursting head, a cone-shaped tool attached to the front of a cable. The bursting head is inserted into the old sewer line and then pulled through the line, breaking it up as it goes. There are several misconceptions surrounding this method of repair, and we debunk them below:

Myth #1: If Excavation is an Option It Won’t Work

We’ve used this trenchless pipe repair technology for years to replace sewer lines. There are many reasons why it may be a preferable option over traditional excavation. We use it in places where excavation would be difficult or dangerous. We can complete it in a fraction of the time that traditional excavation would take. That said, if excavation is an option, you can still choose pipe bursting to save time and money.

Myth #2 Pipe Bursting is Similar to Cured-in-Place Pipe Repair

Cured-in-place pipe lining is another excellent alternative to traditional pipe replacement. Many people often confuse these two as they are both trenchless methods. Bursting pipes involves breaking up the old pipe. Then we immediately pull a new pipe in its place. The old pipe fragments remain in the soil surrounding the new pipe. With CIPP lining, our plumbers reinforce the existing pipe with a resin that seals any cracks or leaks and leaves you with a like-new pipe.

Myth #3 It Can Damage Surrounding Pipes

Having the word “burst” in the name can scare a lot of homeowners, but pipe bursting does not actually damage nearby pipes. The name pipe bursting comes from the process involving a bursting head that breaks up the damaged pipe while simultaneously installing the new one.

Are looking for a trusted pipe repair company in Atlanta, GA, and surrounding areas? Turn to NGI Trenchless Pipe & Sewer Repair. We offer top-quality repair services for all types of pipes and we have a team of experienced professionals dedicated to ensuring your complete satisfaction. Schedule an appointment today.