You’ve heard that trenchless sewer repairs are more affordable than other methods in the Seattle area. But how exactly does Bob Oates Plumbing, Sewer and Rooter’s trenchless technology save you money? The reasons may surprise you: There are a multitude of hidden costs in other sewer repair methods that trenchless techniques reduce or eliminate entirely. Here are just a few of the most common savings you’ll enjoy when you choose trenchless sewer repair.
Keep Your Pavement Paved
In many sewer repair projects, the largest cost is often the removal and replacement of concrete, brick, or asphalt surfaces above the damaged sewer line. It’s not uncommon for the home’s sewer main to run beneath a driveway, brick or concrete patio or sidewalk, or pool deck. When this happens, the surface must be jackhammered out and removed, which drives up both labor fees and landfill fees in the project. Then once the pipe has been repaired, the surface must be restored which creates additional cost, often by over $10,000. Trenchless sewer repairs can be completed beneath paved areas without any removal needed, reducing or eliminating that expense completely.
Happy Little Shrubs
Landscaping and hardscaping is another property feature that suffers extensive collateral damage during a traditional repair. Not only must the grass and landscaping be removed above the actual sewer line itself, but surrounding plants, bed edgings, and other property decorations are often damaged by large equipment and traffic. Well-cultivated lawns are trampled, and groundcover destroyed by vehicle and foot traffic. Tree removal alone costs up to $800 per tree. Often, homeowners see hundreds or thousands of dollars in property restoration costs following a dig-and-replace project. Bob Oates’ trenchless repairs require only a small work area around one or two four- to six-foot holes, preserving the landscaping and saving you both the cost of restoration and the months of an unattractive home while you wait for your plants to regrow.
Reduced Labor Costs
One of the primary advantages of Bob Oates’ trenchless sewer repair technology is its efficiency. With better tools and materials, our repairs typically take a fraction of the time of other methods thanks to the reduction of extra steps and longer procedures. Trenchless repairs also require fewer workers, which further adds efficiency. In a traditional repair, the work crew may include several plumbing technicians, a backhoe or excavator operator, a tractor operator, a dump truck operator, utilities inspectors, and more. None of these important and necessary technicians work for free, and all those extra bodies drive up the cost of the project. Trenchless repairs usually require a small crew of less than ten people, which saves you money and helps the repair move more efficiently.
Bob Oates Plumbing, Sewer and Rooter has the latest trenchless sewer repair technology, so we’re well-equipped to bring all these important cost savings to every Seattle customer. We make sure we choose the most effective, efficient, non-destructive ways to complete every repair, so you never have to spend more than you absolutely should. Call us today to learn more about our options for you!