Trenchless sewer repair is exactly what it sounds like – a means of repairing your damaged sewer line without digging. This type of main sewer line replacement allows our experts to successfully repair your old, leaking or damaged pipes without tearing up your yard and driveway. Applewood is proud to offer trenchless sewer line repair to Denver, Boulder and Longmont homes including their surrounding metro areas. Let our team show you how to replace a sewer line from your house to the street without the disruption.
What is Trenchless Sewer Repair?
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 these steps:
- 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 that effectively replaces your existing pipe.
- 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. These holes don’t need to be much wider than the pipe itself.
- Pipe bursting
At this point, our experts insert a long cable with an expandable “bursting” head into the first access point. After inserting the bursting head into your sewer pipe, your plumbing team will expand it and push it forward. This action breaks apart the old, damaged pipe and pushes it out of the way to make 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.
- 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. Once the cable is extracted, we’ve successfully replaced the damaged section of pipe with a new polyethylene sewer line sleeve.
- 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 allows us to make sure we placed the CIPP properly and that your new pipe cures according to schedule.
When we’re done, we’ll have successfully replaced your damaged sewer pipe with a strong, durable polyethylene replacement that will perform for years to come. And your yard will remain intact and unturned.
What Are The Advantages of Trenchless Sewer Line Repair?
There are several important reasons to opt for trenchless sewer line repair in Colorado homes over the conventional equivalent. Compared to conventional sewer repair, trenchless main 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 having to dig up your yard, garage, basement, patio, or garden.
- Less expensive: The fact that we don’t have to dig extensively to repair your sewer makes trenchless methods much cheaper and more cost-effective than other, traditional Denver sewer line repair.
- Faster: The inspection, bursting, cable threading, and pipe curing process of trenchless sewer line repair all happen 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 is also simply the best sewer line repair Denver and Boulder homes can opt for. CIPP is durable, reliable, and long-lasting. When it comes to fixing major sewer issues, trenchless repairs are the best way to go.
Why Applewood is Your Best Boulder and Denver Sewer Repair Company?
Applewood has over 48 years of experience providing sewer repair to homeowners all over the greater Denver, Boulder and Longmont metro areas. Our fully licensed technicians have been providing trenchless sewer line repair longer than any other sewer line repair companies in Denver. They have the knowledge, training and experience to do your job right the first time. 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 your drain pipe replacement, we’ll make sure you’re satisfied with every step of our work. 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.
Fill out the form on the left or give us a call any time between 6am and 10pm at 303-328-3060 to see why over 60% of our first-time customers go on to become regulars.