Any family would struggle to complete their daily routine without a working sewer line, given that they are essential to any home. Be that as it may, they are forgotten and taken for granted until a clear problem arises.
Thankfully, with one quick call to Sewer Lines Only, you’ll have an appointment with a reliable technician to diagnose your pipes and discuss your repair options. We offer both trenched and trenchless sewer line repair to customers in Morrison, CO.
A Traditional Approach: Trenched Sewer Line Repair
The standard method of repairing a sewer line is a process called trenching, which requires our team to excavate your lawn to complete the repairs. Sometimes, we can isolate the digging to a small portion of your lawn if only a piece of your sewer lines needs repairing, but other repairs will call for the entire pipe to be exposed.
We’ll bring in an excavator or backhoe for the trenched sewer line repair, but sometimes we’ll be able to hand dig, primarily when we cannot take heavy equipment to the location. Once we begin digging, the soil is placed in a dump truck and removed, though some will remain to ensure the sewer line replacement doesn’t shift or create low spots.
We take your safety seriously, so our team is trained to use the best safety protocols. Sewer Lines Only contractors are trained to maneuver heavy equipment around utility lines and neighboring homes, and they also use special precautions to protect your landscaping by placing plywood on the ground to protect your lawn. Trench shoring is another important technique, which combines two pieces of metal lining on either side of the trench and prevents the trench from caving in.
A Modern Method: Trenchless Sewer Line Repair
Traditional as trenched sewer line repairs are, there may be a chance that a less invasive approach is possible: trenchless sewer line repair.
Beginning a trenchless sewer line replacement requires digging two holes into your ground — one for the entrance and another for an exit — where the repair will occur. These are the only spots where digging is required. Once the holes are prepared, a cone-shaped “bursting head” is placed on the new pipe, which — as its name suggests — bursts through the old sewer line, dividing it into pieces and simplifying the removal process.
The length of the trenchless sewer line installation depends on the depth and size of the pipe required for repairs, though a typical trenchless sewer line repair takes as little as one day. In addition, since these repairs require the new pip to be pulled through the old pipe instead of exposing it for repairs, we can finish the sewer line replacement without disrupting your plumbing, using lighter equipment, and with minimal damage to your property.