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7 Advantages of Trenchless Pipe Repair

There is never a win-win solution in underground drain and sewer line repairs. Too often, homeowners and property managers are left with an inevitable and painful decision. This is to sacrifice their luscious lawn and beautiful landscape to give way for their pipe restoration.

But with trenchless pipe repair, skipping that option is on the table.

Trenchless pipe repair revolutionizes the traditional process of repairing damaged underground drains and sewers. Using modern technology, this no-dig pipe repair offers unrivaled convenience to homeowners, and we’ll explore this further in this article.

To help you choose the trenchless approach, we listed below the seven advantages of trenchless pipe repair. Keep reading.

What Are the Advantages of a Trenchless Pipe Repair?

Before, homeowners begin saying goodbye to their rose bushes and pavements when sewer problems arise. But that is no longer the case today, thanks to technological advancements.

Discover the advantages of trenchless pipe repair below:

No need for excavationNo need for excavation

As the name suggests, trenchless pipe lining indicates there is no longer any need for trenches. That means no more harsh digging and unpleasant holes on your property.

Unlike traditional methods, where plumbers manually inspect the problem, trenchless pipe repair uses robots equipped with infrared cameras. With a simple access point like a cleanout, the robot can scour through the drainage system to find the damage. For households without cleanouts, the technicians may have to dig a small access point for the scanning machine.

That is why a trenchless repair is also called a no-dig pipe repair. Ultimately, choosing trenchless approaches reduces the time needed for pipe rehabilitation and restoration.

Minimal disruption to the surrounding environment

With no digging comes significantly lesser disruption to the environment. Your lawn retains its lush beauty, landscapes remain pristine and walkways remain intact. More importantly, repairing your damaged underground drains will not bother your neighbors in the community.

For example, our team at Drain Magic only needs some people and several pieces of equipment to complete the repair. We never use heavy equipment, like backhoes, because repairing your drains requires minimal digging.


Despite the higher upfront cost for trenchless repairs, it is more cost-effective than traditional methods.

When you choose trenchless, we do everything to keep repairs non-disruptive and damaging to your property. That translates to no damage to your expensive landscape and hardscape, liberating you from the cost of restoration.

Conversely, digging your lawn is a non-negotiable when you pursue traditional methods. As a result, you are forced to contact landscape and hardscape contractors after the sewer repair service. This increases the overall cost for a (possibly simple) pipe restoration service.

Quick installation

Digging trenches could take several hours or even days to finish. Add to that the manual inspection of your drainage system to locate the root of your sewer line problem. Plus, using traditional equipment further extends the completion time for pipe renewal.

Alternatively, trenchless pipe repair only takes a few hours. Thanks to modern materials and remote robotics, finding and repairing drains is now easier.

Trenchless pipe relining is an effective no-dig solution for minor leaks and damaged pipes. We insert a liner into the existing pipe, which is then cured to extreme hardness, restoring the pipe’s structural integrity.

For severely damaged and broken pipes, pipe bursting replaces the entire length of the pipe with a robust polymer pipe. Minimal digging is performed to facilitate this pipe replacement process.

Long-lasting pipe repairs

Unlike traditional materials that deteriorate, trenchless pipe repair uses robust and durable polymers. Think of it this way: they share the same strength as cast-iron pipes minus the tendency to rust. Trenchless pipe relining uses another material called cured-in-place pipe or CIPP, which is also highly durable after UV light curing.

Reduced risk of damage to existing pipes

Trenchless pipe repair minimizes the risk of damage to existing pipework. It reinforces the strength and extends the life span of existing underground drain lines.

Unfortunately, as with traditional repairs, manually accessing pipes does not have this assurance. This could lead to repeat services and additional costs on your behalf.

Improved safety for workers and the public

Improved safety for workers and the public

Finally, given the absence of gnarly holes and heavy machinery, trenchless pipe repair is safer for homeowners, workers and pedestrians. This saves you the headache of dealing with insurance claims and lawsuits should anyone get hurt during the repairs.

Trenchless pipe repair is the future. And the advantages speak layers as to why this must be your go-to for any drain problems.

If you need help with underground drains or sewer line repairs, Drain Magic can help you. We are the leading experts on trenchless pipe repair in South Central Pennsylvania.

Call us at 717-934-9444 or book an appointment here.