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Benefits of Trenchless Sewer Line Replacement

Conventional sewer line replacement involves digging a deep trench to access underground pipes that are difficult to reach. This process consumes significant resources, requiring heavy equipment and substantial labor hours to excavate and repair underground pipes.

Thankfully, there’s a better way!

Trenchless sewer line repair achieves the same objective, minus all the mess. During a trenchless operation, professionals dig one hole, which serves as the access point for the repair. In other words, they’re not digging up an entire length of pipe.

With video inspection equipment, they can pinpoint the problem spot and focus their efforts on repairing it. This typically involves inserting a sleeve along the damaged section. The sleeve is coated in epoxy and is then inflated to fit the circumference of the pipe. The sleeve hardens and —voilà!—the pipe is fixed. No muss, no fuss.

Quicker Repairs

The trenchless method requires moving less earth, so the pros can make the repair faster.

No Remedial Landscaping

Sewer lines usually run under driveways, flower beds, maintained grass, and other outdoor amenities that are expensive and time-consuming to build. Trenchless repairs eliminate most of the need for remedial landscaping after completing the project.

Fewer Interruptions to Daily Life

Sewers serve the crucial purpose of transporting waste. Trenchless replacement minimizes downtime so that your facility can resume normal operations in a comparative jiffy.

Minimal Excavation Work

Unearthing pipes can be expensive and heavy equipment can cause further property damage as they can trample plants or crack driveways. Trenchless techniques, on the other hand, can usually be done with much less excavation work, which speeds up the delivery time.

Generally Less Expensive

When the extensive work that usually has to be done when repairing a sewer line can be avoided, costs can be reduced dramatically. In many cases, trenchless sewer line replacement costs only a fraction of what costs are when conventional approaches are used exclusively.


Bottom line: If you’re encountering a problem with your plumbing system, contact the professional plumbers at EJ Plumbing.