What is Trenchless Sewer Replacement?
Trenchless sewer replacement is an effective and affordable alternative to traditional sewer pipe replacement that
doesn’t require digging a big trench through the middle of your lawn. This technology allows our Pipetech professionals
to replace sewer pipes quickly with far less destruction.
Traditional sewer pipe repair or replacement would involve digging a large trench on your property to access the sewer
line. This requires heavy equipment, additional labor and costs associated with disposal of the old pipe.
With trenchless sewer replacement, we use specialized equipment to perform “pipe bursting.” Instead of digging a massive
trench, our experts will dig two small pits at each end of the sewer line. A cone-shaped instrument called the pipe bursting
head is pulled through your old sewer line by a specialized machine. The pipe bursting head breaks through the old pipe.
At the same time, a new high strength HDPE sewer pipe is pulled into place. When the job is done, crews simply fill in the
small entry and exit pits. The entire process can usually be completed in less than a day. Less equipment, less time and
less labor means more savings for Pipetech trenchless sewer replacement customers!
What About Sewer Repairs?
The same technology can also be used to repair leaking sewer pipes. This process is called pipe lining. With this method,
crews will dig one small pit and run a resin coated tube sleeve through your existing sewer line.
The resin then hardens and creates a jointless pipe lining. It’s basically like putting a brand new sewer pipe inside your old one.