Trenchless Sewer And Water Line Replacement

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Trenchless Plumbing Sewer Line Replacement

Damaged sewer and water lines are traditionally replaced by digging, then removing the old pipes. Following removal of the broken pipes, new pipe is laid in the same trench. The problem with trench replacement is the expense and mess that results from the entire project. Landscaping, trees, fences, driveways and sidewalks are often destroyed in the process. Plumbing contractors are now using trenchless sewer replacement techniques for residential plumbing customers to avoid the excessive cost and damage to property.

The following article from Almighty Plumbing discusses the advantage of trenchless sewer replacement.

What You Should Know About Trenchless Sewer Replacement

Whether you are a home or business owner, if you need to replace sewer pipes, you have probably heard of the relatively new technology in the form of trenchless sewer replacement. The question is, when it comes to sewer replacement and sewer cleaning in Chicago, what is trenchless sewer replacement and what are the benefits associated with it?


If you want to avoid any costly disruptions at your business premises, trenchless sewer replacement is definitely a viable solution to keep in mind. This is because there will be no need to uproot your beautiful landscaping in order to dig trenches and there will be much less mess to deal with overall.

Save Money in the Long Run

While the initial cost outlay for trenchless sewer replacement may be slightly more than if you opted for traditional trenching, it will certainly save you money in the long run. This is because you will be less likely to have to pay for additional restorative work as far less maintenance is required.


Trenchless pipes and sewer lines are not only much easier and faster to install, but they are also much easier and faster to repair if anything goes wrong in the future. Whenever possible, we will use a trenchless solution. Note, however, not every plumbing repipe is a good candidate for trenchless technology. There are times, when the old pipes are severely damaged, resulting in a collapse within the system. This requires digging; there is simply no way to get around it when the pipe is totally collapsed or the existing trench is caved in and unpassable.

The previous article points out some excellent reasons for using a trenchless approach to replacing plumbing pipes for sewers. The same points also apply to using trenchless pipe installation for water lines.

Here’s more information about trenchless sewer line replacement from author William Henselman, writing for Express Sewer Company in the Sacramento, CA area.

Biggest Advantages of Trenchless Sewer Line Repair

The act of tearing up the ground to expose sewer lines so repair work can begin is expensive, time-consuming, and potentially dangerous. Thankfully, there is an alternative to digging up massive trenches to work on sewer lines: trenchless pipe repair. Trenchless sewer line repair offers many benefits over trenching, including:

Improved Environment-Friendliness

Digging up a long stretch of land to get at the sewer pipes beneath is highly destructive. Many plants will need to be relocated or even replaced after trenching is completed. However, this isn’t the biggest environmental impact of digging up a trench. In many cases, disturbing the soil around a deep sewer line can release buried toxins into the air. These toxins can become hazardous to the health of those near the dig site, and may re-deposit in water sources and soils downwind.

Going trenchless reduces the risk of unearthing these deposits and having them infiltrate the water supply. It appears that trenchless water replacement and sewer line replacement is, if at all possible, the best method for removing and replacing new piping. This repipe approach is now more popular as better equipment is developed for the plumbing industry.

This article makes an interesting point; the trenchless water line installation prevents silt and other noxious objects getting into a home water supply. These substances frequently are very hard to remove and get breed dangerous bacteria. To avoid debris in the water or sewer line, trenchless repipe installation works best.

The following video from This Old House, Richard Trethewey demonstrates trenchless technology.

How to Repair a Sewer Pipe Under a Concrete Slab

Notice how the experts in this video used some very unique techniques to rebuild the underground trench. This is a very ingenious approach and, if necessary, we can do at least some rebuilding if the original trench is destroyed. We will use our tools to their fullest capacity so we can actually perform a trenchless repipe for you.

Here’s another blog article, by Ken Neyers, at Neyers Plumbing, that confirms trenchless plumbing repipe is an excellent technique.

Trenchless Sewer Line Repair

When your sewer line suffers damage or begins to corrode, your property is at risk for a number of major issues that could affect your home or your health. Sewer lines become damaged for a number of reasons. Over time, sewer lines begin to corrode naturally. But your sewer line may also suffer damage if it becomes infiltrated by tree roots or if there is a disruption in the soil around the pipe that causes a rupture. It is unpleasant to think about, but raw sewage could potentially leak onto your property or it may back up through the drains.

Dealing with a breach in your sewer line is stressful enough without having to deal with the hassle of calling out a plumbing company to spend days excavating a large percentage of your property in order to make the repair. . . . . Your plumbers only have to dig up one or two holes on your property in order to insert machinery that solves the problem. Contact us today to learn more about the trenchless services we offer.

How Trenchless Sewer Line Repair Works

Although the process is sometimes referred to as “no–dig” pipe repair, this isn’t really the case. A plumber will have to dig one or two holes in your property—at a beginning and endpoint in the sewer line. First, your technician will clean out the sewer line so that a new pipe lining can move into place. Hydraulic machinery is able to pull a new deflated pipe lining through the older, damaged pipe.

At Henco Plumbing Services, LLC, we agree, trenchless repipe for installation of replacement sewer and water lines is the best solution. Remember, however, we cannot always provide a trenchless repipe servicing, we do need to evaluate your site before we start any project. You can find out more about our trenchless water line replacement here.

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