The sewer is a critical part of your home that is often forgotten until there’s a problem. Sometimes they become damaged, and problems occur that affect the entire property. Many things contribute to the damage of your sewer pipes, including tree roots and foreign objects that have mistakenly been flushed down the drain.
We have built a team of qualified technicians with the tools necessary to diagnose your plumbing issue and get it repaired. We provide two options for restoring your sewer line at Sewer Lines Only: trenched and trenchless sewer line replacement.
Trenched Sewer Line Repairs
Trenching is the most common way a sewer is repaired. Your lawn will need to be dug up to fix the pipes in question. Sometimes, only a small area will need to be exposed when a spot repair can be done. Other times, a hole extending the length of the sewer line will be required.
Typically, an excavator, mini-excavator will be used for trenching. If the location is too difficult for the equipment to reach, hand digging is an alternative. Regardless of the method used, the safety of our crew and your family is a top priority.
We train our team to practice the highest safety standards and utilize a system called trench shoring. This is where two pieces of metal are put together, lining either side of the trench to protect it from caving in.
Each team member is educated on the accurate operation of heavy equipment, so they can successfully avoid obstacles like underground utilities, power lines, and neighboring homes.
Sewer Lines Only strives to protect your landscaping, too. We’ve created a procedure to handle dirt removed from a trench. First, plywood is placed on the ground to preserve the grass. Once digging begins, excess soil is loaded into a dump truck and disposed of at an off-site location.
The new sewer line will be properly bedded in ¾ crushed granite or squeegee to prevent the pipe from shifting or sagging. The remaining dirt is back filled and compacted to prevent low spots in the yard.
Trenchless Sewer Line Repair
Trenchless sewer line repair is far less invasive than traditional methods. This process is completed by pulling the new pipe through the old line instead of exposing a pipe for repairs. The result is a sewer line replacement with little interruption of service, lighter equipment, and minimal damage to the landscaping.
The first step in trenchless sewer line replacement is digging: one pit for entry and one hole for an exit. These are the access points where all repairs will occur and the only holes needed for the entire process. They are made wide enough to allow the new pipe to go through them.
The next step in a trenchless repair is known as pipe bursting. The new pipe is fitted with a cone-shaped “bursting head” at the front. As the bursting head is forced through the old sewer line, it splits it into pieces, making removal simple and quick.
The length and depth of the pipe, along with the extent of repairs, determine how long a trenchless sewer line installation will take. However, these types of repairs typically take around one day.