May 2, 2017

The Cost Savings of Trenchless Technology

Trenchless pipe repair can save you a lot of money. Labor costs go way down when you don’t need to hire as many workers. Materials come up even, or close to that. Down the line, you save even more money, as the efficiency and life expectancy of relined pipes puts the long-term CIPP cost far below the rate for traditional pipe replacement. 


Labor is a huge aspect of all construction costs, and pipes are no exception. Much of the cost of pipe replacement comes from the labor that goes into it. Physically replacing broken pipes is a huge undertaking. Digging trenches, carting away old pipes, and repairing any damage done to your building and yard takes a lot of man-hours. 


CIPP is typically not the most expensive option for pipe replacement, but it’s not always the cheapest, either. This is a common experience for many repairs and construction options. If your goal is to save the most per foot, you can find cheaper options. If you’re aiming for quality, however, CIPP is a great asset. There are also pipe replacement options that are more expensive than getting cured in place pipes. 


Cured in place pipe has very low maintenance costs. Unlike metal pipes, you don’t have to worry that CIPP is going to rust. Once rust is off the table, there is very little that you actually need to do to maintain your pipes. Ensuring that pipes don’t freeze through preventative winter maintenance is about the extent of CIPP’s maintenance needs. You can also extend the life of your pipe by ensuring that you use CIPP drains properly. 

In the event that you do need to clean or unclog your CIPP drains, make sure you let the plumber know the pipe type before they begin. Some chemical cleaners can damage CIPP pipes, and any plumbing tool that scrapes the pipe can weaken CIPP. As these chemicals and tools are just some of the options available to plumbers, foreknowledge is really all that you need to give in order to have your pipes taken care of properly. 

Future replacement

Part of the cost savings of CIPP lies in the pipe’s long lifespan. CIPP can last more than forty years when you treat it right. This long life allows you to save money not replacing your pipes over the years. This is ample time for even a tight budget to save enough cash to pay for the next replacement out of pocket. 

CIPP offers cost savings in a few different ways. First of all, it lasts a long time. You won’t have to spend a lot in maintenance or replacements once you have cured in place pipes installed. CIPP is not the most expensive per foot option in plumbing, and the value that it brings offsets not being the bottom of the pile in price. Often best of all, CIPP doesn’t need a huge investment of man-hours to install. You can save on labor and damage to your property by using CIPP.