The Facts about Trenchless Sewer Line Repair

A broken sewer line can wreak havoc on a home.  It can cause pervasive foul odors and may even result in a back-up of sewage inside. If a homeowner chooses conventional sewer repair, their basement or backyard may even need to be torn-up in the repair process. Trenchless sewer line repair offers another alternative.

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Less Disruptive

One of the main benefits of trenchless sewer repair is that it is less disruptive to a home. Basements and yards are much more likely to remain intact. Frequently technicians can access the damaged line through a manhole or by making a small hole or two in the yard or basement floor.  Holes are usually more discreet and made at pipe entrance or exit points. Traditional sewer line repair may require the removal of grass, plants and shrubs. Patios, walkways, decks and driveways may also need to be torn-up in order to access a damaged line.


Conventional sewer line repair typically takes more time than trenchless repair. Digging up a yard or concrete sidewalk to access a damaged line can be very time consuming.  Sewer line repair work can also cause toilets in a home to be inoperable for extended periods of time. This can be extremely inconvenient. A faster repair process means you will not have to stay in a hotel while a sewer line is getting fixed.

More Affordable

Conventional sewer line repair can cost thousands of dollars or more. A big part of the cost is the number of people involved and the amount of time it takes them to dig up a broken line. Trenchless sewer repair is a lot less labor intensive. Since it typically takes substantially less time, it tends to cost less money for trenchless sewer repair. The materials used will also last longer and extend the savings far into the future.

Fortifies a Sewer Line

Older homes frequently have clay sewer lines, which are more susceptible to breakage.  The lines wear out over time, and may also be penetrated by tree roots that identify the lines as water sources. New pipe liners and piping products are much more durable and virtually impenetrable. If you live in an older home, you will no longer need to worry about your sewer line after it has been fixed with trenchless sewer repair.

Improves Functionality of Sewer System

In addition to fortifying a sewer line, trenchless sewer repair can also enhance its functionality.  Pipe liners and new pipes may expand the water flow capacity which can help to improve how the sewer system works.

There are many advantages of trenchless sewer repair. A major one is that it is less disruptive to a home, and typically does necessitate the tearing up of a basement floor or yard to access a damaged line. Trenchless sewer repair is also faster and usually costs less money. It can fortify an old sewer line and mitigate future problems. It may also improve the overall functionality of a home’s sewer system and increase water flow capacity.

Erin Emanuel