Experts in Sewer Line Repair & Replacement
Trenchless Sewer Line Repair & Replacement is the latest technology when replacing your sewer line from your home to sidewalk. Even all the way to the middle of the street. Also, it can save you lots of money because you will not have to destroy the landscape surrounding the pipes. Freedom Underground Plumbing is a leading Bay Area trenchless wire line replacement company. We have performed thousands of repairs for homes, offices and businesses.
Trenchless sewer line repair and replacement has many advantages. Aside from the fact that you will not have to destroy your landscape. One of the many advantages is using pipe bursting technology, which allows you to have your sewer line repaired by the line having two pits dug at either end. This technology gives you an advantage simply in occasions such as replacing an existing line where many utilities are already crossing it. Another great advantage to this technology is when the soil is extremely hard and open trenching will become very tough to dig. Many examples of tough dirt can be found throughout the bay area such as Los Gatos, Saratoga, Livermore, the hills of Hayward and Oakland.
When replacing your sewer line, it is important to understand the different methods of replacement. It needs to be understood that each and every client has different situations and therefore the application or technology can be different.
Another application use for trenchless sewer replacement will be pipe lining. Most customers cannot understand the difference between pipes bursting and pipe lining. Depending on the situation Freedom Underground Plumbing can evaluate and determine which is better for you. Pipe lining’s main advantage for replacing a sewer line is convenience and speed of the job. Convenience means that when replacing a sewer line in this technology, the client does not have to have a second pit open in their property or in the city’s property. A new line is attached inside the existing one. Therefore, it seals it from further blockages either from root intrusions or offsets caused by earth movement, which may cause the pipe to eventually break and collapse.
So many people has asked why not use pipe lining over pipe bursting? The answer is simple. Your situation. You see when doing pipe lining, there are many times where the pipe is already too offset. Or, it could have collapsed to the point that the lining is not an option since it needs a stable pipe to attached too. Where as if you choose pipe bursting, you will have to dig another pit to replace your sewer line. In order to work, we need to insert a metal cable inside of the existing line to pull or burst the existing line. If this is possible, assuming that the collapsed pipe has allowed us to get that cable inside, then the pipe bursting removes all the offsets.
Also people need to understand that when dealing with sewer line repair, the best way to understand what is the best approach to replace it is to offer a sewer video inspections. There is also another way to repair a sewer line, an example would be to replace the sewer line that has a belly or a negative slope. One system that can be helpful will be to use directional drill.
The way to use directional drill will be to create an entire new path therefore you can create the right slope for the sewer line, the old existing pipe will just get abandoned. The new sewer line can be installed close enough to the old one but when he gets close to the connection will reattach it to the house and to the property line cleanout or the street may sewer system.
As a consumer and a homeowner, people from Freedom Underground Estimates are aware that many times the sewer does not have to be replaced. Sometimes we found that the sewer line had a lot of debris and we recommended to use water pressure which can saved the customer a lot of money. The best way to find that out is to see or know when the line was clear or the amount of grease that he had been receiving. The only way to know this is to run a video sewer inspection and determine if the line only needs a good clean.
Many ways to recognize if there is a problem in your sewer line is by knowing what kind of pipe you have, for example by knowing the color of the cleanup riser the customer will be able to tell whether the pipe is metal, clay, Orangeburg or plastic. Sewer line replacements are most commonly used for Clay and Orangeburg, however sometimes cast-iron pipes can also be worn out from the bottom which will cause a severe back up.
When the pipe is Clay the typical problems that you encounter will be offsets in the line, root intrusions, collapse pipe or a sag or belly in the line. Clay pipes are the most typical pipes you will find in residential homes. The length of the clay pipe can vary but typically it is between three and 4 feet long which has hubs that connect to each other. At every joint the old clay pipe can break either by roots or by a movement of the earth.
If you have any questions about trenchless sewer line replacement in San Jose, San Mateo, and the Bay area, please contact our team today. We offer free consultations and estimates.