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Question DetailsAsked on 10/1/2012

Which is better, to replace our 80 year old leaky clay sewer line or to line it with the new bladder technology?

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It depends, do you have nice landscapping that you don't want to disturb, or is it flat ground with nothing over the sewer pipe? ie. trees, a rock wall, bolders... Is it deep? What are the bids coming in at? How long of a run is it? At what slop? They are both good, but it depends on a lot of variables. If either are not done right, it can be trouble latter.

Answered 7 years ago by leakdetective


I recommend a replacement with new pipe. The re-lining makes for an even smaller diameter pipe which will slow down larger solids. But, like previously posted, that can make for some extensive yard work over the next several months.

Answered 7 years ago by Vern


This article by our magazine staff, Why dig?, covers in depth the pros and cons of some of the newer line technology.

Answered 7 years ago by JP

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