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Trenchless Sewer Line Repair & Replacement Technology

Trenchless is the cost-effective, landscape-saving alternative to traditional excavation main sewer line repair or replacement. It’s also the most time-efficient, as most trenchless sewer repairs only take one day.

When It Comes To Sewer Line Repair Or Replacement, Trenchless Is The Way To Go, And We Are The Trenchless sewer repair experts, Especially in Homes In The  Virginia, Maryland, and DC Areas.

Are you starting to notice unexplained wet spots on your lawn? What about a sewage smell when you’re in the yard? If so, you may have an underground sewer line issue. Traditionally, a repair of this magnitude would require a complete excavation of your yard…and that can be an issue, especially in the historic areas of Fairfax, Leesburg, and other surrounding Northern Virginia areas.

But now, you have another, more affordable option … trenchless sewer line repair or replacement.

Top 4 Benefits of Trenchless Repair & Replacement 

Trenchless Lining Spot Repair is the latest procedure in high-performance dig-less main drain repair solutions. Trenchless Lining Spot Repair solution can be installed for 2 to 4′ repairs in length and virtually eliminates costly, time-consuming, and disruptive yard excavation.

Your Landscape Is Not Disrupted

Because a trench is not needed, trenchless “no-dig” technology spares your landscape’s natural good looks.

Sewer Line Downtime Is Significantly Reduced

Traditionally, sewer pipe repair averages two weeks. But trenchless water line repair only takes one or two days from start to finish.

Economical Sewer Solution

It doesn’t take a full crew of technicians for 2 weeks to handle trenchless repairs, so you save on labor costs. Plus, you don’t have to redo your lawn!

The “Greener” Solution For Sewer Line Repair

The trenchless “no-dig” solution is the best option when it comes to being “Green” by minimizing the amount of time and equipment needed.

These are just the top 4 benefits of getting your sewer line repaired or replaced. If you’d like to learn more about trenchless sewer line technology and talk to one of our plumbers or plumbing consultants, contact us today.

Two Main Types Of Trenchless Sewer Line Methods

Type 1: Sewer Pipe Relining (Sliplining)

Sewer drain relining is the most common trenchless sewer line repair method. It involves slipping a liner, made from a plastic material, into the pipe to repair the sewer line. This method requires two pits to be dug for the entry and the exit of the pipe being repaired. 

Pipelining, sliplining, or relining, also known as “Cure-In-Place,” is one of the oldest methods for trenchless sewer line repair and replacement. Sewer relining is used to repair leaks and to restore structural stability to an existing pipeline.

Here’s how trenchless relining works:

  1. First, our plumbers will check and inspect the sewer line to examine the extent of the damage with a sewer line video camera.
  2. The next step is to properly clean the drain, depending on the damage. We start with completely rooting the sewer main line, then use a hydro-jetter that shoots high-pressure water to clean the debris so that the epoxy can make a proper cure in the pipe.
  3. After the drain technician determines the proper length of sewer pipe that needs to be repaired or replaced, a new liner is coated with an epoxy. The new liner is pulled through the old pipe with a special pneumatic tool and then inflated to fit your old sewer line.
  4. This step is followed by the curing process, which is the longest step in the entire procedure.
  5. Once the sewer pipe sliplining process is complete, additional checks are performed to make sure your main water & sewer lines are working properly. 

Sliplining or relining is the most cost-effective trenchless method because your home remains mostly untouched while you get pipes that are as good as new, if not better than your home’s previous sewer main line.

Type 2: Pipe Bursting Sewer Line Repair

Pipe bursting is the method that uses a steelhead, called a bursting head, to go through your damaged sewer line. At the same time, a new run of pipe is attached to the lead and pulled through the old sewer line. As the bursting head is pulled through the old sewer pipe, the old pipe is broken, pushed away, and replaced with the new pipe. 

Sewer line pipe bursting is a method that allows for replacing or upsizing an existing pipe without the need for a traditional trench that’s excavated.

Here are the trenchless sewer line pipe bursting details:

  1. After your home’s sewer line has been deemed to need repair or replacement, our professional plumber will help you decide which method of trenchless sewer repair is right for you.
  2. First, the drain technician digs a sending and a receiving pit to the required depth of your sewer line.
  3. Next, we insert a bursting tool, called a bursting head, into the sending pit and connect the new sewer line to the bursting tool. The bursting head is pulled through the existing main line sewer pipe, breaking it apart while simultaneously pulling the new sewer line in place.
  4. Once done, the plumbers connect the existing utilities to the new main line sewer pipe; they then conduct a thorough inspection to make sure your main water and sewer line is back up and running better than ever.
  5. Enjoy your home’s new trenchless sewer line.

Pipe bursting is the best method when your sewer line is so bad that a rooter tool can’t get through it or if there’s a fully collapsed sewer line. Trenchless sewer replacement is the fastest, best way to remedy your sewer line issues.

What Is the Best Trenchless Sewer Line Repair Method?

The best trenchless sewer line repair method for you is the one that works best for your home’s unique preferences, situation, and budget. Our plumbers and drain technicians are ready to come to your home, inspect your main water & sewer line, then help come up with the best solutions and methods for your sewer line problems. 

With over 40 years of experience in the DC metro, we’re known for our knowledge, experience, and professionalism. Call us today to find out more about our trenchless sewer line repair options!

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