A broken sewer line can quickly turn your yard into a nasty, smelly mess. Traditionally, repairing a broken sewer line involves heavy excavation equipment that can wreak havoc on your lawn, landscaping, driveway, and patio. We offer a “no dig” option to fix sewer lines known as trenchless repair and replacement.
Benefits of Trenchless Sewer Line Repair & Replacement
• By using state-of-the-art trenchless sewer line repair technology, we are able to complete the repair or replacement through two small access points, which eliminates the need for extensive excavation and keeps your landscaping, fences, sidewalks, and other structures intact.
• Traditional sewer repair can take up to a week to complete. During this time, there is heavy equipment, deep trenches, and mounds of dirt that are both unsightly and pose a safety hazard. Depending on the problem, trenchless repair can be completed in as little as a day.
• Since you do not need to repair damage to landscaping, driveways, and fences, a trenchless repair is normally significantly less expensive than traditional sewer line repair.
• Traditional sewer lines contain joints and seams. Over time, these seams can corrode, leak, and become damaged by tree roots. Trenchless repairs use seamless sewer lines that resist leaks, corrosion, and root damage. These lines are so durable that they can last up to 50 years without needing repair or replacement.
Trenchless repair technology can be used in a variety of situations, including residential and commercial. The technique is even being embraced by various governmental agencies to help repair and replace America’s aging infrastructure. Trenchless repair eliminates the need to close city streets for months on end and saves taxpayers millions in collateral costs.
Types of Trenchless Sewer Line Repair
Trenchless sewer line repairs are accomplished using one of two methods. The first method, known as pipe lining, involves threading a new section of a fiberglass material through the existing line using an inflatable bladder. This new lining is flexible and watertight, so the water can move easily through the pipes. The fiberglass lining is cured with an epoxy resin to provide a long-lasting repair. This method is normally used when the existing pipe is still in relatively good condition.
We start the repair by using jets of high-pressure water to clean the existing line of any debris. We then infuse the flexible liner with an epoxy resin. The liner is installed using a special blower. Once the liner is in place, we inflate a bladder inside the liner that will mold the new liner to the existing sewer line. The resulting repair is extremely durable and resistant to future failures.
An alternative method replaces the damaged sewer line with an entirely new section of pipe. The new pipe is pushed through the existing line. This causes the old line to break away so that you are left with a strong, virtually indestructible new line. This technique is suited to situations where the existing lines are very wide or where the line needs to be replaced with pipes of a larger diameter.
To perform the repair, we insert a heavy cable along the entire length of the line through two access points at either end. A cone-shaped device called a bursting head is attached to a section of new pipe. As the cable is pulled through the line using a winch, the bursting head breaks away the old line and leaves the new line in its place.
Both methods normally require minimal digging at two access points around the damaged section of sewer line. Some homes even have designated sewer access points that may eliminate the need for any digging.
The Importance of Hiring a Professional Plumber
Not all plumbing contractors have the training, equipment, and expertise to perform a trenchless sewer line repair, which can leave you with a more time-consuming and expensive repair than when you started. The technique does require specialized equipment and years of training to perfect. Our plumbing experts have the necessary training, experience, and equipment to ensure that your trenchless sewer line repair goes off without a hitch. We are also licensed, insured, and bonded for your protection.
No Hassle Pricing
If you are faced with an unexpected sewer repair, the last thing that you need is to be hit with hidden charges and fees when you get the final bill. All of our pricing is up-front and straight-forward, so there will be no unpleasant surprises.
If you are experiencing sewer line problems, contact us today. Our plumbing professionals will diagnose your problem, answer your questions, and provide you with a no-obligation estimate.