What Is Trenchless Sewer Pipe Repair and upgrade in the San Jose Area?
“Trenchless” installation of pipes reduces the need to dig up the landscape and is preferable to digging an open trench for the entire pipe run. Trenchless means that we only dig holes at specific points where we need to make connections and then use an appropriate tool and method to drill a tunnel for our pipe.
Using techniques such as directional drilling, pneumatic boring, and pipe bursting, trenchless repair is a minimally invasive solution with less excavation work than an open trench pipe repair. Visit our Trenchless page for examples and more information about the techniques.
Whenever possible, we do trenchless sewer installation and repair as it is less costly and less disruptive to your landscape.
While we always opt to do trenchless when we can, there are situations that require open trench such as when there is risk of hitting existing pipes. When we evaluate a project for you, we will provide you with the best technique and price for your specific project.
For our San Jose City customers, if you need to replace a sewer line, San Jose runs a grant program that can help. See our San Jose Grant post for a link to the program site.
Below is an example of a Trenchless method, Directional Drilling for a water line at a San Jose area parking lot. You can see how we minimize the need to disrupt the concrete surface of this parking lot.