A Caitco employee cutting a El Castillo Nu Flow Trenchless Line to size.

Do you need to replace your sewer pipe but are worried about the possibility of extensive yard damage that may take months to correct? If you need your sewer line replaced but don’t want to have the hassle of filling in the trench and reseeding the area with grass, trenchless sewer pipe replacement may be the right option for you. Here at CaitCo Drainworks in Santa Fe, NM, we offer trenchless pipelining and pipe bursting for sewer pipes.

Benefits of Trenchless Water and Sewer Pipe Replacement

When it comes to replacing your existing sewer pipe trenchless, homeowners typically have two options, including trenchless sewer pipe bursting and epoxy pipelining. Both of these methods are effective at correcting common sewer line problems, like clogs, tree root infiltration and severely corroded or collapsed piping.

  • Typically costs less than a traditional pipe replacement.
  • Effective at restoring the function of your home’s drainage system.
  • Takes less time and less man-hours.
  • Doesn’t involve digging a massive trench through your yard from your home to the street.

Epoxy Pipelining for Sewer Pipes

Epoxy pipelining is one of the least invasive ways to repair your existing sewer pipe if it frequently becomes clogged or has small cracks and missing sections. The process involves completely cleaning the existing sewer pipe down to the pipe walls. Then, inserting an epoxy soaked felt pipe liner and inflating it until it adheres to the sewer pipe. The liner is left in place to cure for about 24 hours. Once the liner has completely cured and hardened, it acts just like a new sewer pipe.

Since epoxy pipelining works with your existing plumbing pipe, there’s no need to dig a trench. Instead, smaller access points are dug in order to connect the pipelining equipment to the sewer pipe. The result is less damage to your yard, and the process is typically faster than a traditional sewer pipe replacement, which means you may save money.

Trenchless Water and Sewer Pipe Bursting

The second option for replacing your sewer pipe is trenchless pipe bursting. This process is used to insert a new pipe in the space as your current sewer line. The process involves digging two access holes in order to reach your existing plumbing pipe and disconnecting both ends of the pipe. Then, a bursting head is attached to a new pipe and lowered into the hole. Equipment at the other hole pulls the bursting pipe along the same path as your existing sewer pipe. As the bursting head is pulled, it shatters the old pipe and forces the bits away from the area and lays the new pipe.

Once the new pipe is in place, it is connected to your drainage system and put into service. Like epoxy pipelining, this causes far less damage to your yard, and it doesn’t take as long as a traditional sewer pipe replacement, which means you’ll be able to use your drains immediately after the pipe is connected.

If you need trenchless water and sewer pipe replacement, give out trenchless pipers at CaitCo Drainworks in Santa Fe, NM a call at 505-424-9191.