What is trenchless sewer repair, replacement and pipe relining

Problems with your sewer line often provide little warning. Unfortunately, sewer line replacement often costs more than other plumbing repairs. With trenchless sewer repair, we can fix your pipes without a lot of digging. Canyon Hills Plumbing provides cured-in-place pipe alternatives that can save you money.

As the name suggests, trenchless sewer repair lets plumbing technicians complete a sewer lining repair that doesn’t require extensive digging and damage to your property. Using no-dig technology, we fix sewer pipes without digging up your expensive landscaping. Find out more about how this process works and how it can save you money. Contact us for trenchless pipe repair in any of our service areas.

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Does Trenchless Pipe Repair Take Long?

Repairing sewer lines using trenchless pipe repair takes one or two days. This method of sewer liner repair is much different than traditional methods. That’s why we can complete the job quickly and let you get on with your busy day without the hassle of filling in trenches and creating a mess in your front or backyard.

When we repair sewer lines using trenchless pipe replacement, it doesn’t take as long as traditional methods. That means that you don’t have the same disruptions and expensive costs associated with digging long trenches. Repairing sewer lines using the trenchless method can save time in trouble so that you can get back to normal quickly. Ask us any questions you have on this innovative way to repair sewer lines.

How Is Trenchless Pipe Repair Done?

If we have to dig a trench, you may have to dig up the street in front of your home to reach the correct sewer pipe area. The city may charge you if you live in a busy area and traffic has to be re-routed. You may have to pay for the damage and repair to the street as well. Costs vary greatly, but it’s not unusual to pay anywhere from a few thousand dollars up to more than $20,000 on this type of sewer line repair. Fortunately, many broken and burst pipes can be fixed with trenchless pipe repairs.

Canyon Hills Plumbing has been providing trenchless sewer pipe repairs for many years. Many homeowners simply do not know about the option. We like our customers to be fully informed so that they can make the best decision for their property. Trenchless pipe methods also tend to cost a lot less because there’s less disruption, and you probably do not have to dig up the street to make the repairs.

There are two types of trenchless methods that we use to complete your sewer repair. The most common kinds of trenchless sewer repair include pipe lining and pipe bursting. The type that we use depends on the damage done to your pipes and the kind of plumbing configuration on your property.

Pipe Lining

An epoxy pipe liner referred to as a cured-in place-pipe (CIPP), consists of flexible tubing coated with a strong resin. This lining takes the place of a new pipe during trenchless sewer repair. We push a flexible tube coated with resin into the old damaged sewer pipe, and then we blow compressed air into the sleeve to expand it against the inside walls of the old pipe. Once the resin becomes hard, it creates a new pipe inside the old one. This method works best on pipes that aren’t too severely damaged and can be accessed easily. The new pipe has no joints, so it is strong and resists corrosion. Lining reduces the radius of the pipe, making it a little smaller than the original pipe. It connects to the main sewer line from your home. The size difference is about 1/4 of an inch. This reduction in size should not affect the ability to transport waste from your home to the city sewer line. With the lining, digging involves just one hole to access the pipe on each side.

Pipe Bursting

In some cases, pipe lining cannot be completed if the lateral pipe we’re trying to fix has joints or if it has collapsed. In these cases, we use the pipe bursting, upsizing, or pipe splitting method. This method is effective on collapsed lateral pipes. We just need enough room to drag the cable and install the new pipe. When we complete pipe repairs, there is a new pipe pulled through the old one. The new pipe fractures the old pipe. Pipe bursting requires digging a pit for insertion, so this method is not entirely trenchless but is an excellent alternative to digging a full trench if we cannot use the traditional pipelining method.

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Which Trenchless Method Is Better?

The best trenchless method relies on your particular situation, like how extensive the pipe damage is, where it is located, and how deep it is.

How Much Does Trenchless Sewer Repair Cost?

Both pipe bursting and pipe lining methods are very durable. The cost depends on the materials used, the soil type around your house, and how far underground your sewer lines are.

However, we have found that customers say between 30 and 50% when compared to conventional repairs that involve excavation. That’s because even though trenchless sewer repair may seem costly, you don’t have to spend a lot of money restoring your yard after we leave. Other factors include the configuration of your properties pipes and what area you live in.

When Doesn’t Trenchless Piping Make Sense?

There are a few situations where we do not recommend trenchless piping such as:

  • Doesn’t work well with some collapsed pipes
  • The liner may not do well on multiple bends
  • Limited use if the small pipe will not hold the waste you generate

Trenchless Sewer Repair FAQs

Which method is best?

It depends on the situation on your property. Once we arrive, we can make a better evaluation for your particular situation.

Can this be used with different materials?

Yes. Trenchless methods work well with concrete pipes, PVC, clay piping, ABS, cast iron, and plastic.

How long it last?

Trenchless sewer line methods are designed to last 50 to 100 years.

Contact Canyon Hills Plumbing Today

Contact us today for information on our trenchless sewer line repair and for all your plumbing needs. We are a full-service plumbing company.

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