How Difficult Is It to Replace a Broken Sewer Line?

The sewer line that runs underneath your home and joins the municipal sewer line down the center of the street is buried in a trench. Nobody wants the sewer system of their home near to the surface, so this is the right spot for sewer line placement. However, the location does present a problem when it comes time to replace a worn-out sewer line that is starting to develop breaks and leaks. It seems like it would take an immense amount of work to reach the broken pipe, remove it, and put in the new one.

The good news is that 1) current technology has made this job much easier, and 2) you don’t have to do the work yourself. All you need to do is contact Larry & Sons, Inc. and ask about our Williamsport, MD trenchless pipe replacement services, and we will take care of everything for you, fast and accurately.

How Trenchless Technology Simplifies Sewer Line Replacement

It was once very arduous to replace and repair sewer lines, and for plumbing companies that don’t have access to trenchless “no dig” technology, it still can be. The job requires using power digging equipment to rip open a trench across the property, from the street to the edge of the house, in order to access the sewer line. The work requires days to complete and makes a homeowner’s yard look like “No Man’s Land” on the western front of World War I.

Trenchless pipe replacement has removed all of this and uses instead horizontal pipe inserts and hydraulics to perform the job. The only digging necessary are two small excavations made near the point where the sewer pipe crosses the property line and one nearer to the house. The technicians disconnect the pipe from municipal system, then attach a hydraulic device onto it. From the other point, the technicians detach the sewer line from the house and place a replacement pipe liner inside the old pipe. The hydraulic device then drags the liner all the way through the damaged pipe. A “pipe-splitter” cone travels through the new lining and expands it, shattering the old pipe and replacing it.

After the pipe replacement is finished, the technicians only need to fill in and re-landscape the small excavated area, leaving behind little trace of the work done. The entire process requires only a few hours.

Not all plumbing companies have the equipment or the training to perform trenchless pipe replacement, which is why you will still see lawns ripped up to have the work done. You can save yourself the time and the expense by making sure you go trenchless in Williamsport, MD for sewer line replacement.

Larry & Sons, Inc. is a trusted name in plumbing and has been for 50 years. We’ve kept up with the technology, and offer trenchless technology for your underground pipe replacement needs.