Trenchless sewer repair, also known as “no-dig” or “trenchless technology,” is a cutting-edge method used to repair or replace underground sewer lines, without the need for extensive excavation.
This revolutionary approach has gained significant traction in recent years across commercial, industrial and public service sectors due to its numerous environmental advantages.
In this article, we explore how trenchless sewer repair contributes to a greener and more sustainable future for UK businesses and communities.
What is Trenchless Sewer Repair?
Trenchless sewer repair, as the name suggests, employs specialised equipment to access sewer pipes through small entry points without trench digging, allowing us to carry out seamless repairs or replacements from within the pipes themselves.
Our team of experts has honed their skills over the years, ensuring that we can effectively address any sewer pipeline issues using the latest advancements in trenchless technology, including:
CIPP & UV patch lining: Cured-in-place pipe lining (CIPP) involves inserting a flexible liner coated with resin into the damaged sewer pipe and curing it with UV light to create a durable, seamless repair.
UV LED pipe lining: Similar to CIPP, UV LED pipe lining utilises UV light-emitting diodes to cure the resin-coated liner, offering a faster and more energy-efficient curing process for larger sections of sewer lines.
Pipe bursting: Pipe bursting involves breaking the existing damaged pipe while simultaneously pulling a new replacement pipe through the same path, effectively replacing the old pipe with minimal disruption to the surrounding area.
Directional drilling: Directional drilling creates a new underground pathway for sewer pipes by drilling horizontally from one point to another, avoiding the need for excavation and reducing surface disruption.
5 Environmental Benefits of Trenchless Sewer Repair
One of the primary environmental benefits of trenchless sewer repair is the reduction in waste generation. Traditional excavation methods often result in large amounts of soil, debris, and pavement being dug up and removed, leading to considerable waste. With trenchless technology, only small entry and exit points are necessary. This not only saves landfill space, but also lowers the need for raw materials required for pipe replacement, promoting a more sustainable waste management system.
Conventional sewer repairs involve digging trenches, disrupting roads, pavements, and green spaces. These excavations can damage trees, disrupt wildlife habitats, and lead to soil erosion. In contrast, trenchless repairs ensure that the surrounding environment and urban infrastructure remains largely untouched, preserving natural ecosystems and minimising the need for costly and resource-intensive restorative measures.
Reduces Carbon Emissions
Trenchless sewer repair stands as an eco-friendly alternative to traditional methods, significantly curbing carbon emissions. Unlike excavation, which relies on heavy machinery emitting greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, trenchless technology drastically reduces the use of construction equipment, leading to smaller carbon footprints. Thus, by choosing trenchless sewer repair, communities can actively contribute to combating climate change and improving air quality.
When sewer lines are damaged, there is a risk of leaks and sewage seepage, which can contaminate soil and water sources. Traditional excavation-based restorations can aggravate this risk by further disturbing existing infrastructure. Thankfully, trenchless technology effectively prevents contamination by minimising the displacement of materials during the repair process. This proactive approach safeguards local water bodies, groundwater reserves, and ecosystems, creating a cleaner and safer environment for communities and wildlife alike.
Lastly, trenchless sewer repairs are known to have an average lifespan of up to 50 years, offering peace of mind with a highly durable system. The use of cured-in-place pipe lining and pipe bursting ensures that the rehabilitated sewer lines are resistant to corrosion and damage, minimising the likelihood of future leaks and breaks. As a result, these long-lasting repairs mean less frequent maintenance and replacements, ultimately leading to less consumption of raw materials over time, which not only saves you valuable time but also helps you cut down on expenses.
Experience the Future of Sewer Repair with Hebs Group
Proudly serving clients in Liverpool, Manchester, and across the UK, our Trenchless Solutions division combines expertise and cutting-edge equipment to deliver outstanding drainage and sewer maintenance services.
Get in touch today at email@example.com or give us a call at 0151 236 0707, and let us assist in repairing your pipe work and utilities in a cleaner, faster, and safer way.