Your home cannot function properly without a working sewer system. Despite this fact of life, most homeowners forget about their sewer lines until they’ve noticed the unpleasant aroma of sewage filtering through the air. Many factors contribute to the damage your sewer lines face, including the goldfish that you may have flushed down the drain.
Our qualified technicians at Sewer Lines Only in Glendale, CO, can inspect your system to diagnose the problem and recommend the necessary repairs. These repairs can take multiple forms, and most customers are asked to choose either a trenched or trenchless sewer line replacement.
Trenched Sewer Line Repair
Trenching is one of the most popular methods for sewer line repair. This technique requires digging up the ground to fix the damaged pipes. Sometimes the repair is small enough that a spot repair is all that is necessary. In those cases, only a small area of the line must be exposed. The other option requires the entire sewer line to be uncovered.
Workers may bring several pieces of equipment onto your property for this option, including a backhoe, excavator, or mini-excavator. However, the terrain sometimes makes it a challenge for the equipment to reach your line, meaning our contractors must hand dig.
Safety is essential regardless of the method used, and our team is trained to use the highest standards, which involve a process known as trench shoring. It uses two metal pieces that line the trench, stabilizing it and preventing it from collapsing.
Each employee undergoes comprehensive training for using heavy equipment. They learn to avoid power lines, belowground utilities, and your neighbor’s property.
Sewer Lines Only works hard to protect your landscaping, too. We’ve created a special protocol that allows us to carefully remove dirt from a trench, beginning by covering your lawn with plywood.
Once digging starts, extra soil is placed in a dump truck and transported to a separate location. Some dirt does remain on your property to protect the new pipes from moving and creating further problems.
Trenchless Sewer Line Repair
A trenchless sewer line repair is a less invasive approach to restoring your pipes. Through this method, a new pipe gets pulled through the old one instead of exposing the old one for repairs. With trenchless repair, you can expect only minor damage to your landscaping and minimal disruption.
One reason for this is that only the spaces requiring a repair will be opened. This allows the pipe to fit easily through the holes created by the team.
The next phase is pipe bursting, which occurs when new pipes are fitted with a cone-shaped head that bursts through the old line. The old line then separates into pieces, simplifying the removal process.
Every trenchless sewer line replacement is different and determined by the depth and size of the pipe-needing repairs. Trenchless sewer line repair typically takes a single day to complete.