Trenchless sewer repair is the process of replacing your broken sewer line without digging trenches on your property. It is typically performed by inserting a new inner pipe into the existing sewer without having to dig any kind of trench. There are many trenchless sewer repair methods, but it is important that the right one is used for your property and situation. This service is the best way to replace damaged sewer lines or pipes found within the ground of your property. It reduces costs significantly while preventing unsightly trenches from being dug. Trenchless sewer repair is an essential service our team is happy to provide clients in Houston because of its many benefits. 

How Does Trenchless Sewer Repair Work?

The process will look different based on the type of trenchless sewer repair you need. There are three types of trenchless sewer repair methods: directional drilling, pipe bursting, and trenchless pipe lining. These methods are suitable for certain budgets and situations your sewer line may be experiencing. Here are each of the methods explained:

1. Directional Drilling: A new tunnel is dug a few feet underneath the existing sewer line. Directional drilling is typically performed when replacing the existing sewer line would be costly or time-consuming.

2. Pipe Bursting: The existing sewer line is broken apart and pushed outward using a bursting head, while a new sewer line is pulled into place directly behind it.

3. Trenchless Pipe Lining: A felt or fiberglass liner is soaked in an epoxy resin and threaded through the existing sewer line. Then the liner is inflated to the point it presses up against the original pipe. It takes approximately 24 hours to cure. 


Benefits of Trenchless Sewer Repair

Trenchless sewer repair is an extremely beneficial plumbing service for you and your property. You can expect to reap all of the following benefits when our team performs one of the aforementioned methods on your sewer line:

  • Cheaper: Trenchless sewer repair can be up to 75% cheaper than trenched sewer line services.
  • Faster: Most trenchless sewer repair jobs only take a day, while others can be done in two.
  • Long-Lasting: The pipes that replace your old line are able to last up to 50 years and often a lot longer.
  • Minimally-Invasive: Trenchless sewer repair doesn’t require a complete excavation of your property.
  • Effective: In a majority of cases, trenchless sewer repair is effective in replacing the old sewer line without a problem. 

When is Trenchless Sewer Repair Not Effective?

Unfortunately, trenchless sewer repair is not always effective in certain situations. If your pipes are collapsed, back pitched, or improperly graded, trenchless sewer repair is not suitable. If this method is used, you can expect greater costs than other suitable services. When our team performs an inspection on your sewer line using a camera, we’ll be able to tell you if trenchless sewer repair is effective. You won’t know for sure if your sewer line can be replaced using this service until you contact our team. We’ll perform a thorough inspection before providing you with the most cost-effective solution possible.

How Much Does Trenchless Sewer Repair Cost?

The cost to perform trenchless sewer repair on your property will depend on the square footage of piping that needs to be replaced and the method used. If you are looking for an accurate quote for your sewer line replacement or repair, give Hydro Jetting and Drains Houston a call. We offer free quotes for those looking for an accurate quote for their plumbing services. Don’t hesitate to give our team a call for your trenchless sewer repair.

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Hydro Jetting and Drains Houston is your leading plumbing professional in the Greater Houston area. We work with all types of commercial and residential clients for their sewer line needs. When it comes to commercial plumbing clients, we’ve helped restaurants, warehouses, churches, senior living facilities, military bases, airport terminals, and more! No business is too big for our team of licensed plumbers. Give us a call to learn more about trenchless sewer repairs and to schedule an appointment. Call us at (832) 400-3646 or visit our free quote page to fill out the form.