ALL ABOUT TRENCHLESS
What is pipe bursting and how does it work?
Pipe bursting, aka trenchless replacement, is a method of replacing a sewer pipe without having to dig it up. Unlike traditional pipe replacements, only two holes are required (an entry and an exit). From the entry hole, a cable is fed through the pipe and then the pipe bursting head is attached, allowing us to pull the new, larger (usually 4”) pipe through to the exit hole. From there, we make any tie-ins/connections.
What happens to the old pipe?
During the process of pulling, the machine’s head shatters or “bursts” the existing pipe. The old pipe is not removed, but instead is shattered into bits and left behind to become one with the soil around it.
How much does trenchless cost?
Our pricing for trenchless sewer line replacements is based on several factors, including length of pipe, depth of pipe, and any obstacles or obstructions that would need to be taken into consideration (such as trees, sidewalks, driveways, etc…). We offer free estimates for sewer line replacements provided the house has a cleanout that we can put our camera through to gather details. We can also match or beat competitor’s quotes in almost all circumstances.
What are some benefits to trenchless?
A huge benefit of trenchless is cost savings. Being less labor-intensive means we don’t have to pay our guys to dig for hours on end. Also, you won’t have the cost of extensive landscaping restoration afterwards, as you might if we were putting a huge trench through your yard. Besides cost savings, another benefit is less down time. Most trenchless replacements are done in a day, vs. the traditional method that could take a few days.
Are there any other options for my sewer line, besides replacement?
Yes, we also offer CIPP (cured in place pipe) pipe lining. CIPP is also done using trenchless technology. However, with lining, we can (in most cases) use the cleanout as the entry point, meaning zero digging. In some cases, one hole will have to be dug (never two). From the entry hole, a resin-saturated liner is inverted into the hole. The liner is cured in place and molds to the existing pipe, eliminating any cracks and essentially giving you a new sewer pipe. As with trenchless replacements, we offer free estimates for pipe lining provided there’s a cleanout. We’ll almost always match or beat competitor’s pricing for pipe lining.
ALL ABOUT THE DRAIN LINE NO-NO'S
The following is list of things that should NOT go down your drains (or toilets):
CHEMICALS (including Drain Cleaning Chemicals and car fluids)
RICE/PASTA/EGGSHELLS/BONES/FLOUR/LARGE CHUNKS OF FOOD WASTE
WIPES/FACE WIPES/PAPER TOWELS (EVEN IF THEY SAY "FLUSHABLE"...DON'T DO IT!)
CONDOMS & FEMININE HYGIENE PRODUCTS
CAT LITTER (EVEN "FLUSHABLE" CAN JAM UP!)
DRUGS & MEDICATION
HAIR (or weaves...yes, we find those sometimes!)
FOREIGN OBJECTS! We find all kinds of stuff in drain lines...hair brushes, toys, clothing, phones, TV remotes, keys...