I was always having problems with my sewer system backing up, and I wanted it repaired my parents arrived.
I called a plumber who gave me a lot of information about what they would need to do.
They were going to dig up the yard, check the pipes and, if they thought it was necessary, they would replace the pipes. I would then need to have the sewer recovered and the old dirt would be removed. I would need to have some deliver enough topsoil to replace that dirt.. I didn’t want to have a lawn that was covered with dirt heavy with sewage. It was going to be a lot of work, and a lot of expense. I finally found a plumber who was talking about trenchless plumbing. They would put a camera into the pipes that lead to the sewer. With instruments that look like long grabbers, they would remove the sludge and other debris that was making the sewer pipes become clogged. If they saw any cracks in the pipes, they had spray polymer they could spray the inside of the pipes with. This was called a pipe sleeve. Once they made sure the pipe was repaired and the blockage removed, their job would be done. There wasn’t any digging or removal of pipes, and the repair lasted a lot longer. I am so glad I called several plumbers and found this one who knew about trenchless plumbing. The cost was much less than the other plumbers quoted; it was less work, and the pipe sleeve came with a warranty. They finished my sewer repair before my parents arrived for their visit.