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All About Sewer Line Repair and Replacement

There are three different techniques used to replace damaged sewer lines. These include Trenchless, Traditional, and Lining. We believe in passing on as much knowledge as we can to our customers, to ensure they make an informed decision on what is best for them. Our experts will provide information, advise, and expertise along the way. Here is an overview of the three techniques commonly used, and our philosophy on each. 

Trenchless Sewer Replacement

Also called "pipe bursting", trenchless sewer repair and replacement is our preferred method of sewer replacement. This process involves pulling a new pipe through two small excavation access points, replacing the old pipe's location and breaking it up in the process. Unlike traditional trenching, this no dig pipe replacement avoids common damages to landscaping, driveways, sprinkler systems, etc., potentially saving you thousands of dollars in costly repairs. Trenchless sewer replacement can last as long as 100 years. True Trenchless also provides a lifetime guarantee for all services and workmanship!

Traditional Sewer Replacement

The traditional method of sewer replacement involves the digging of a construction trench in order to replace the damaged sewer line. Although it's up front cost is often estimated similar to pipe bursting, it is often a more expensive option due to not only landscaping repairs but other costs associated, such as having to dig up the street in front of the home, and repairs to city owned property and main sewer lines. Occasionally, a traditional sewer replacement is necessary depending on the location, condition and configuration of the damaged pipe. Our experts will provide you with your best options if this is the case.



Pipe lining involves inserting a liner into the existing, damaged pipe. Because the damaged sewer line remains installed, all offsets, misalignments, and obstructions remain present as well. Because of this, pipe bursting (trenchless sewer replacement) is one of the only sewer replacement methods recognized by city and district municipality as a true form of sewer replacement, whereas pipe lining is simply a repair. For these reasons, only rare circumstances would result in the recommendation of a sewer lining.

How do you know what option is best for you?

Our goal is to make this process as stress-free as possible. The Free Estimate we provide will show our experts exactly what is going on with your sanitary system. After they have been able to inspect your sewer, they will take into consideration a number of things that will come into factor when completing your sewer line replacement. This includes the condition of the line, city regulations, permits, road repairs, where you connect into the main sewer line, landscaping damages, etc. They can then provide you with the best option specific to your home's needs. We believe in educating our customers throughout the entire process, and no matter what sewer replacement method is right for you, provide you with the highest quality of workmanship and customer service- Every Time. 

Call us now for your Free Estimate!

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