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Trenchless Sewer Lining

Trenchless Sewer Lining in San Diego

The daily wear and tear that homeowners place on their drain and sewer line plumbing is caused by a variety of reasons. Trenchless sewer line repair techniques allow for the repair and replacement of broken sewer lines without the mess, expense, or inconvenience of ripping up your entire yard to fix the problem. This even works if the sewer line is broken in multiple places.

Anderson Plumbing Heating & Air offers full residential sewer services in San Diego, including camera inspections, snaking and hydro jetting, trenchless sewer lining, and more.

What Is Trenchless Sewer Lining?

Traditional pipe repair and replacement involves digging a hole, also known as a trench, to access the damaged pipes. This approach is costly and destructive to your yard. 

Trenchless sewer lining is a popular alternative to traditional pipe replacement and repair methods in San Diego. This method involves inserting a polyester felt tube saturated with resin into a broken pipe, creating a new one with minimal digging. This environmentally friendly and cost-effective method is becoming increasingly popular among homeowners seeking a more environmentally friendly solution for sewer pipe repairs.

Expert Trenchless Sewer Lining by Professional San Diego Plumbers 

For a homeowner, a pipe problem can be an extremely stressful event. An invasive and expensive repair job only adds to the stress, which is why our San Diego trenchless sewer lining experts are offering a better way.

Trenchless sewer lining requires unique skills and knowledge, but you can count on our team members to be licensed and highly trained to complete your repair. 

For more than 45 years, we’ve served over half a million residents in the area with all their plumbing and sewer needs. Your comfort is our number one priority. At Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Air, you can rest assured that you’re always receiving services from a highly-qualified, professional team.

Call today to learn more about our expert trenchless sewer lining services in San Diego. 

The Benefits of Trenchless Sewer Lining 

Using state-of-the-art technology and highly-trained professionals, trenchless sewer lining offers San Diego homeowners the following benefits: 

  • Preservation of driveway, landscaping, and lawn
  • Faster repair times
  • Reduced costs
  • Increased eco-friendliness when compared to traditional methods

Call Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Air for expert San Diego trenchless sewer lining today.

Frequently Asked Questions

​​​​​​Is trenchless sewer repair cheaper?

Trenchless pipelining is a relatively simple process. Because of this, it is the most cost-effective option for relining your home’s pipes. Trenchless repairs are less labor-intensive, which makes them more economical and generally faster than alternative repair options.

How does the trenchless pipe lining process work?

When we conduct our trenchless pipelining, we go through the following process:
– Existing host pipeline is cleaned out with rooter machine
– Video pipe camera confirms if pipe can receive lining
– One small pothole, 4ft. x 3ft., is excavated to expose pipe
– One piece felt liner is treated with epoxy resin
– Lining is inserted into old pipe, calibration tube is inflated and expands the lining
– Lining is “cured-in-place” as epoxy resin cooks and hardens
– Calibration tube is deflated and removed, video camera inspects the results
– Pipelining is a permanent, stand-alone, new pipeline
– Reline 4″ to 6″ transitions
– Non-woven/no stretch liner
– Minimum design life 45 years (ASTM)

How long will the camera inspection take?

On average, studies show that epoxy pipelining lasts between 35 and 45 years – if not longer. We complete our trenchless pipelining process to the minimum design life for 45 years according to ASTM standards.

How Much Do Trenchless Sewer Repairs Cost?

Trenchless sewer line repair costs, including CIPP or pipe bursting, are typically $60 to $250 per foot. For a 100-foot repair, homeowners can expect to pay between $3,000 and $15,000, depending on the extent of damage, accessibility, and local labor costs. On the other hand, a complete sewer line replacement with traditional excavation can cost between $6,000 and $25,000 or more, depending on factors like line length, depth, soil conditions, and obstacles like trees or landscaping. Despite initial costs being higher per foot, trenchless methods can often result in lower total costs compared to traditional excavation, especially when considering landscaping restoration and property damage expenses.

Trenchless Sewer Line Repair Options

Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP)

CIPP technology is a method used to reline damaged pipes by inserting a fiberglass tube coated with epoxy resin into the damaged pipe and blowing it up. The epoxy hardens, creating a pipe within a pipe. This technology allows contractors to make sewer and water line repairs with minimal disturbance to streets, sidewalks, and landscaping. The new epoxy lining is jointless and corrosion-resistant, unlike most conventional pipes. However, CIPP technology may not be suitable for pipes already on the small side.

Pipe Bursting

Pipe bursting is a method where a bursting head is inserted into a damaged pipeline and a new piping piece is connected to it. The old pipe breaks and is pushed out, while the new one remains in place. This process is ideal for homes with old or small pipes that need replacement or are too small for the job. However, it requires two excavation holes, which is less than traditional trench repairs.

Should I Go Trenchless?

Sewer line replacement or re-lining depends on the extent of damage, the age of the pipe, and your budget. Here are a few signs you may need to have your pipes re-lined or completely replaced.

  • The extent of damage may require complete pipe replacement.
  • Old pipes may be made of deteriorating materials and could require re-lining or replacement.
  • Root intrusion may cause pipes to have to be replaced if severe enough damage has happened.
  • Persistent sewer line blockages may indicate structural issues that require evaluation.

Re-lining is more budget-friendly due to less disruption and lower costs, but complete pipe replacement may be necessary in the long run if the line is severely damaged or poses health and safety risks. Allow the sewer line specialists at Anderson Plumbing Heating & Air to assess the sewer line’s condition thoroughly and recommend the most suitable course of action.

Why Choose Us

When choosing a service provider for your trenchless sewer line repair services, you want someone with a knowledgeable, reliable, and safe team. The plumbing experts at Anderson Plumbing Heating & Air promise to deliver the highest quality experience to every client. Our job isn’t done until the client is more than satisfied. With over 45 years of experience, we have been serving the plumbing and sewer needs of over 500,000 residents in the area. Our top priority is delivering customer comfort, and we are always available to provide our services. 

Contact Anderson Plumbing Heating & Air

If you live in the San Diego area and need someone to resolve an issue with your pipes, contact us to learn more about their trenchless sewer lining services in San Diego.

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