Trenchless Sewer Line Repair

“Trenchless” sewer repair is exactly what it sounds like: a means of repairing damaged sewer lines without digging. This type of rooter service allows experts to successfully repair even major sewer damage without tearing up your yard and driveway. Applewood is proud to offer trenchless sewer repair to all homes in the greater Denver-Boulder area. Here’s what you should know about how trenchless sewer line repair works and why it could be right for you:

How Does Trenchless Sewer Line Repair Work?

Trenchless sewer line repair uses a “pipe bursting” method to successfully replace your sewer pipe without removing it from underground! The process is surprisingly simple and consists of several steps:

1. Video inspection and CIPP preparation

First, we snake a fiber optic video inspection camera through your sewer pipe to discover what the problem is, where it’s located along your pipe, and where we can access it most easily. This inspection allows us to measure your pipe and prepare a “Cured In Place Pipe” or CIPP of the right size. CIPP is a quick-hardening, long-lasting polyethylene pipe liner we use to replace the damaged sewer pipes during the repair process.

2. Access point creation

Next, we’ll create two small access points near the beginning and end of the damaged section of sewer pipe. We try to create these access points at the most shallow area possible, which is typically either in your basement or outside in your yard.

3. Pipe bursting

At this point, our experts insert a long cable into the first access point. This cable has a wide, expandable “bursting” head. After inserting the bursting head into the pipe, experts expand it and push it forward. The expanded bursting pipe breaks apart the old, damaged pipe and pushes it out of the way, making way for the replacement pipe. The cable’s head can be safely extracted from the pipe by contracting it again and pushing it out of the second access point.

4. CIPP insertion

As the bursting head moves through the damaged pipe, the cable follows its path forward. This cable drags the CIPP pipe liner along with it as if the pipe liner is a “sleeve” for the cable. The new polyethylene alternative pipe liner replaces the old pipe as the cable pushes it through. When the cable reaches the second access point, we simply extract it–while leaving the CIPP pipe liner behind. When we extract the cable, we have successfully replaced the damaged section of pipe with a new polyethylene replacement.

5. Curing and follow-up inspection

After the CIPP liner is installed, it will take some time to cure into place. In the meantime, our experts will conduct a follow-up video inspection of the newly-repaired pipe. This video inspection will allow us to make sure we placed the CIPP properly, it’s solving the problem, and it’s curing according to schedule.

When we’re done, we’ll have successfully replaced your damaged sewer pipe with a strong, durable polyethylene replacement that will work great and last year after year.

What Are The Advantages of Trenchless Sewer Line Repair?

There are several important reasons to consider opting for trenchless sewer line repair over its conventional equivalent. Compared to conventional sewer repair, trenchless sewer line repair is:

  • Less intrusive: The most obvious advantage to trenchless sewer repair is the fact that it’s… trenchless. We can repair your sewer line without digging up your yard, garage, basement, patio, or garden. ‌
  • Less expensive: The fact that we don’t have to dig extensive trenches to repair your sewer makes trenchless sewer repair much cheaper and more cost-effective than traditional repair methods. ‌
  • Faster: The inspection, bursting, cable threading, and pipe curing process of trenchless sewer line repair happens in a matter of hours. Depending on the nature of the repair, we could finish everything over the course of one day. ‌
  • More effective: Yes, in addition to all of its other advantages, trenchless sewer line repair is also simply the best way to repair a sewer. CIPP is durable, reliable, and long-lasting. When it comes to fixing major sewer issues, trenchless repairs are the best way to go.

Why Should I Choose Applewood for Trenchless Sewer Line Repair?

Applewood has over 46 years of experience providing sewer repair to homeowners all over the greater Denver-Boulder metro area. Our experts have been providing trenchless sewer line repair for as long as anyone and have all the experience to do it right the first time. We can also get it done fast: we’re available for immediate service seven days a week from 6am to 10pm, and after 300,000 service calls, we’ve maintained an on-time service record of over 96%.

Even more importantly, when you call Applewood for trenchless sewer line repair, you can rest assured we’ll make sure you’re satisfied. We follow our Code of Ethics on every service call we perform, big or small, to make sure you’re treated with respect and get work that lives up to your highest expectations. Over 60% of our first-time customers go on to become regulars. If you call us for trenchless sewer repair, we’d be happy to show you why.

If you’re interested in trenchless sewer line repair, fill out the form on the left or give us a call any time between 6am and 10pm at 720-923-8570. We look forward to earning your repeat business!

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