Decades ago, the only way to replace a sewer line was to entirely remove its damaged pipes. Workers had to upend all surrounding landscape and structures to access the line, making for long days or weeks of excavation. Now, modern technology allows an easier, quicker, and less-expensive method to replace damaged sewer lines: trenchless sewer replacement.
Traditional sewer replacement is messy. If the damaged segment of a sewer line runs beneath a garden, fence, or building structures, they’ll all be dismantled or unearthed for the excavation site. Workers will dig trenches to access the entirety of the damaged sewer pipe, which is avoided with trenchless sewer replacement.
Instead of exposing the entire sewer pipe, trenchless sewer replacement creates entry points for new piping to be fed through. There are typically two entry points, so instead of digging up the entire pipe, workers only have to dig up enough land to access those portions. This leaves the rest of the landscape untouched.
Higher Quality & Functionality
Trenchless sewer replacement can improve your sewer line’s functionality by installing higher quality pipe liners or pipe replacements. A new pipe liner can reinforce your sewer line by increasing flow capacity with stronger piping material, and a seamless pipe replacement can prevent off-set piping caused by tree roots and other environmental factors. Not only is your sewer line repaired, it’s upgraded with the latest pipe technology. Your sewer line will last longer and have fewer needs for residential plumbing services.
Saves You Time & Money
Smaller excavation sites means shorter project times. There is less land to dig, and less land to replace after the pipe is repaired. This frees up substantial time for the actual replacement. Workers can be in and out of site within a day, compared to the multiple days often required by traditional sewer replacement. And if your sewer pipe damage extends beyond your property and underneath the sidewalk, traditional replacement might stretch into a week or longer.
Trenchless sewer replacement also can cut down the money you’d spend with traditional replacement. You won’t need to pay for dismantling all the structures that would get in the way of a complete excavation. You’ll also have a lower bill to pay for post-project cleanup, including replanting the small sections of your lawn and garden that were dug up. Make sure you plant greenery that is pipe-friendly and won’t grow into your sewer line, or plant them far away from your pipes.
Your Local Providers of Trenchless Sewer Replacement
Ehret Co. Plumbing & Heating has provided quality residential and commercial plumbing services across the Bay Area since 1910. Contact us today to further discuss our trenchless sewer replacement and repair services. As a fully licensed and insured company, we are open 365 days a year to work on everything from major emergency repairs to simple fixes.