Trenchless sewer repair is a method of repairing sewer pipes that restores the structure of an existing pipe internally rather than by messy and disruptive digging. Some of the most common sewer issues come from tree root damage and overall aging and deterioration.  Here is a list of common sewer problems that can be corrected by trenchless sewer repair.

Trenchless Sewer Repair Fixes:

  • Cracks in clay, lead, cast iron, and plastic pipes
  • Corrosion due to rust
  • Pipe breaks
  • Minor pipe misalignment
  • Tree roots
  • Sewage backups

Backhoe digging a trench for sewer repair

Trenchless Sewer Repair vs. Traditional Sewer Repair:

Trenchless sewer repair is a less invasive option to repairing common sewer line problems than traditional sewer repair. With traditional sewer repair there is much digging and excavation to remove broken and cracked pipes and replace them. This may damage or destroy landscaping, driveways, and other structures. Often times traditional sewer repair is impractical due to business needs or ordinances that don’t allow for such destructive methods.

Trenchless sewer repair accomplishes all of what can be done traditionally without the need to dig a large area and can be performed underneath existing structures without disturbing them. This method is greener than traditional sewer repair methods since it reuses pipe that is already in the ground instead of creating waste and excess fill dirt that has to be discarded.

Steps to Trenchless Sewer Repair:

  1. Entry hole is created and is the center of all internal repairs
  2. A video inspection of the pipe is done to pinpoint actual pipe damage
  3. An epoxy saturated felt sleeve is inserted into the damaged pipe
  4. Sleeve is inflated and forms a new piping
  5. After pipe is cured a follow-up video inspection is done to verify pipe is repaired correctly

Advantages of Trenchless Sewer Repair

  • Less waste is created
  • Majority of work performed outside your building/home
  • Minimal disruption to sewer or water service
  • Expensive landscape does not get destroyed
  • 5 Year Parts & Labor Warranty from Pipelining Technologies
  • 50 Year Life-Use Expectancy

To learn more about how your home or business can benefit from trenchless sewer repair contact Pipelining Technologies today!