Trenchless Sewer Line Repair

Could trenchless sewer line repair be the affordable solution you’ve been looking for at your Utah home or business?

Sewer lines fail due to breaks in the pipe>, partial collapsing of the sewer line, misalignments, bellies in the line after settling, and problems with failed pipe connections. Traditionally, the repair process requires a qualified Utah plumber to dig up the soil – and concrete, if necessary – around the broken section of pipe.

At Expert Plumbing, we will evaluate your problem to determine if we can avoid this expense and hassle and, instead, make the repairs without the need for trenching by sleeving (relining) the existing pipes.

Will Trenchless Sewer Line Repair Work for You?

As you might guess, this approach involves repairing a sewer line without having to dig a long trench. That’s not to say that we don’t have to dig up a small area around the pipe. However, the trenchless approach is typically much less disruptive – and more cost-effective – than traditional methods of sewer repair.

To determine if this approach will work in your case, our team starts by identifying the location of the problem. We typically achieve this by placing a camera inside the line to find the break or through some of the other cutting-edge technology solutions we offer.

If the problem involves a simple crack or break in the line, we may be able to correct the problem without having to dig a large trench along the path of the existing line.

How Does Trenchless Sewer Repair Work?

Once we determine that a trenchless repair can solve your problem, we begin by simply running the sleeve liner through a cleanout in the front yard, or by digging around the line to one side of the break. We then open up the line at a point where it’s well intact.

Once we have access to the line, we circumvent the problem by first, thoroughly cleaning the pipe through cable clearing, hydro-jetting and grinding the inside of the line. After the line is clean and smooth of any rough spots, we insert a “sleeve” – a section of pipe with a slightly smaller diameter – to create a liner inside the existing sewer line. By bypassing the problem in this way, we can restore flow and minimize or eliminate leaks.

This is especially valuable if you have a line that runs below a driveway, patio, parking lot, etc., which would be very expensive to break up and replace.

Alternatives to Trenchless Sewer Line Repair

If we can’t use this method – if the problem is a failed pipe connection, for example – the Expert Plumbing team can offer alternative solutions that won’t break the bank.

A partial sewer line replacement, for example, may be a potential solution. If the problem is tree roots or years of buildup in the pipes, we may be able to provide a resolution using our hydro-jetting equipment.

If a pipe has burst and a new liner is not enough, we can help provide a replacement. It’s common for sewers to fail when the installation was done in the 1970s or earlier, if large trees are nearby or if local excavations have caused the landscape to change. Ground settling can cause pipes to be misaligned or to break, and if the break occurs between the sewer main and the house, it is the responsibility of the homeowner to fix it.

Whatever the most effective – and cost-effective – method is, you can rest assured that we will do everything in our power to keep your costs and disruption to a minimum. For more than ten years, our team has been helping Utah homeowners and business owners with all their plumbing needs. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and to learn more about trenchless sewer repair.