Trenchless Sewer Replacement

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The Trenchless Sewer Replacement Process

The Trenchless Sewer Replacement method uses the existing damaged or cracked sewer line as a conduit and guide for the new pipe. A cone-shaped steel bursting head with a “Shark -Fin” with new 1/2″ thick black “PE” polyurethane pipe attached is inserted through the old existing drain line.

As the bursting head is “pulled” thru the original pipe by a hydraulic machine, the head breaks the original clay pipe into small fragments or “shards” that remain in the ground ,and shiny new “PE” pipe is “pulled” in its place.Once things are set up it works out to one foot per minute.

Only 2 small access pits about 3ft by 5ft are required for the process. One near the house and one near the street. No need to dig up or destroy yards and yards of expensive lawn, plantings or concrete work.

After installation of the new pipe, it is simply connected to the new system and the 2 access pits are backfilled and sod replaced. This code approved “PE” pipe is guaranteed for 99 years, is completely root proof, leak proof, chemical and acid resistant and insures years and years of useful life. Roots cannot get in because it is installed in one continuous monolithic piece. We also include a handy 2 way access clean out fitting to grade, so it is easy to inspect or clean the line in the future.

We also include and annual video camera inspection with every trenchless job as a courtesy for our clients.

Please contact me if you or a neighbor might have a need for this kind of work. Wouldn’t it be great not having to worry or deal with these darn mainline sewer stoppages once and for all?

We have crews in your area working on projects as we speak and most trenchless jobs can be completed in one or two days time.

An infographic that shows the steps of trenchless sewer replacement.

What is Trenchless Sewer Replacement?

Trenchless sewer replacement is a method of repairing or replacing sewer pipes without the need for excavating a trench. This type of repair is less disruptive than traditional methods, and can often be completed in a shorter timeframe. There are two main types of trenchless sewer replacement: pipe bursting and pipe relining.

Pipe bursting involves breaking up the old pipe and replacing it with a new one. This method is typically used when the old pipe is in poor condition and needs to be completely replaced. Pipe relining involves inserting a new liner into the old pipe. This method is typically used when the old pipe is still in good condition but needs to be repaired or reinforced.

Trenchless sewer replacement is a great option for those who need to repair or replace their sewer pipes but do not want to deal with the disruption of traditional methods. If you are in need of sewer pipe repair or replacement, consider trenchless sewer replacement as an option.

How Do I Know if My Sewer Line Needs Replaced?

If your sewer line is over 50 years old, it may be time to start thinking about replacing it. Sewer lines are made of materials that deteriorate over time, so even if your sewer line appears to be in good condition, it may not be able to withstand the wear and tear of daily use. If you’re unsure whether or not your sewer line needs to be replaced, here are a few signs to look out for:

  • Your sewer line is constantly backing up
  • There are frequent clogs in your sewer line
  • Your water bills have increased significantly
  • There are unexplained puddles of water in your yard
  • The grass over your sewer line is greener than the rest of your lawn

If you notice any of these signs, it’s a good idea to call Rapid Rhino Plumbing to come and take a look. We’ll be able to tell you for sure whether or not your sewer line needs to be replaced.

How Do You Know if Your Sewer Line Has Collapsed?

If your sewer line has collapsed, you will likely notice a significant decrease in your water pressure. Additionally, your drains may start to backup and you may even see sewage coming up through your floor drains. If you suspect that your sewer line has collapsed, it is important to contact us as soon as possible to have the issue repaired. Otherwise, you could be at risk for serious damage to your home or business.

How Often Should Sewer Lines Be Replaced?

There is no definitive answer to how often sewer lines should be replaced. The frequency of replacement depends on a number of factors, including the age and condition of the existing sewer line, the type of soil and climate in the area, and the amount of use the sewer line gets. In general, however, it is generally recommended that sewer lines be replaced every 20-30 years. If you have any concerns about the condition of your sewer line, it is always best to consult with our professionals to get an accurate assessment.

Can Trenchless Sewer Repair Be Used in All Cases?

Trenchless sewer repair is a great alternative to traditional methods in many cases, but it may not be the best option in every situation.

Factors that can affect whether or not trenchless repair is possible include the condition of the existing pipe, the location of the damage, and access to the damaged section. In some cases, trenchless repair may not be possible or may not be the best option, and traditional methods may need to be used instead.

If you’re not sure whether trenchless repair is right for your situation, be sure to contact us through our online form or call us now at 626-524-4255.

What is the Cost for Trenchless Sewer Repair?

The cost of trenchless sewer repair will vary depending on the extent of the damage, the length of the sewer line, and the type of pipe material. In general, trenchless sewer repair is more expensive than traditional methods, but the long-term benefits often make it worth the investment. When considering the cost of trenchless sewer repair, it is important to factor in the potential for future repairs.

Trenchless sewer repair can often extend the life of your sewer line, but it is not a guaranteed solution. In some cases, traditional methods may still be necessary. If you are unsure about which type of repair is right for your needs, it is best to consult our professionals who can answer your questions. They will be able to assess the damage and give you an estimate of the cost of trenchless sewer repair.

What Pipes Can Be Repaired Using Trenchless Sewer Repair?

Trenchless sewer repair can be used to repair a variety of pipes, including sewer lines, water lines, and gas lines. This type of repair is less invasive than traditional methods, and can often be completed in a shorter timeframe. In addition, trenchless sewer repair can often be more cost-effective than traditional methods. Trenchless sewer repair can be used on:

  • Pipes under homes, commercial buildings or expensive landscaping
  • Vertical stacks in multi-story building
  • Cracked pipes that are having trouble with invasive roots and debris
  • Lateral lines that connect residential homes or commercial buildings to the city sewer or septic tank
  • Pipes that are sightly misaligned
  • Leaky pipes
  • Corroded pipes

What Are the Benefits of Using Trenchless Sewer Repair?

There are many benefits of using trenchless sewer repair methods, including reduced costs, minimal disruption, and faster repair times.

Trenchless sewer repair is a cost-effective solution that can save you money on your repairs. These methods require less digging and excavation, which means less damage to your property. Trenchless sewer repair also eliminates the need for costly and time-consuming sewer line replacement.

Can a Belly in the Sewer Line be Fixed by Trenchless Sewer Repair?

A “belly” in a sewer line is caused by a sag or dip in the pipe. This can be caused by a number of factors, including ground movement, settling of the soil around the pipe, or even changes in temperature that cause the pipe to expand or contract.

In most cases, a belly in the sewer line can be fixed by trenchless sewer line repair. In most cases, trenchless sewer line repair can be done in a matter of hours, and it is often less expensive than traditional methods of sewer line repair.

For more information about Rapid Rhino Plumbing and the plumbing services we provide in the Monrovia area, contact us today at (626) 524-4255 for a free, no-obligation quote. We are happy to answer your questions and provide more details.