Drain and sewer pipes left in disrepair could cause flooding and groundwater contamination, representing a serious environmental hazard. In addition to traditional repair and replacement methods for minor and major projects, we utilize the latest technology for trenchless sewer line replacement. We can diagnose and propose an alternative solution that fits your budget concerns.
- Broken, cracked, offset or collapsed pipe – damaged pipes due to shifting soil, frozen ground, settling, etc.
- Blockage – grease buildup or a foreign object is restricting or prohibiting proper flow and/or cleaning of the line.
- Corrosion – the pipe has deteriorated and/or broken, causing collapses in the line and restricting flow.
- Bellied pipe – a section of the pipe has sunk due to ground or soil conditions, creating a valley that collects paper and waste.
- Leaking joints – the seals between pipes have broken, allowing water to escape into the area surrounding the pipe.
- Root infiltration – tree or shrub roots have invaded the sewer line, preventing normal cleaning and/or have damaged the line.
- Off-grade pipe – existing pipes are constructed of substandard material that may have deteriorated or corroded.
Traditional Repair Method – Sewer line repairs are typically performed using the “open cut” or “trench” method to gain access to the area surrounding the damaged portion of the pipe. Once the repair is made, the backhoe is used to refill the area. The traditional method requires excavating a long, deep trench/trenches to remove the old pipes and install the new ones.
Pipe Bursting – The pipe bursting process uses a hydraulic machine to pull a full-sized pipe through your sewer line to replace one that’s damaged or corroded. As the new pipe is pulled through, it breaks up your older pipe at the same time – this method requires only small access holes at the beginning and end of your damaged underground pipe. The best part, your new sewer pipe is high-quality, resistant to leaks and roots and will last a long time.