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Preparing for Trenchless Sewer Repair


Sewer pipeline repair can be an incredibly messy job. Traditionally speaking, huge trenches in your yard are created in order to access the sewer pipeline that stretches from underneath your house to the city sewer line. It tends to rip up a lot of your yard until all of the pipe or just sections of the pipe are fully replaced. However, there is another option. Trenchless sewer repair in Concord CA offers this method, and here is how to prepare for it.

Locate the Pipeline

The first thing that has to be done is locating your sewer pipeline. If you have a basement, this is easy enough to do. You find your toilet stack pipe in the basement that runs directly underneath a toilet on the first floor. (There may be more than one, but finding one is adequate since they usually empty into the same pipeline.) This gives you some idea of which side of the house and which side of the lawn is where the sewer pipe is located. For trenchless pipe repair, it is absolutely necessary that the pipe location is confirmed.

Mark the grass with a neon spray paint once you have found the location of the pipe. If you are not certain, you can ask the city's sewer department to locate it for you. They may also be willing to mark any other underground issues that could present a problem with minor digging, such as buried electrical lines or buried fiber optic lines.

Hire the Contractor

Hire a contractor that provides trenchless in Concord CA. This service may include trenchless pipe bursting and trenchless pipe replacement simultaneously, or trenchless pipe lining so that you can continue using the sewer pipe you currently have without creating a mess in your yard. Depending on the age and the condition of the sewer pipeline, a trenchless sewer replacement may only be necessary if your sewer pipeline is exceptionally old and/or badly damaged. Your contractor will know for sure after he/she sends a sewer camera down through the pipe to check it out.

Expect That Only Two Small Pits Will Be Opened Above the Pipe

Regardless of which type of trenchless pipe repair you choose, know that the excavation portion only consists of creating two pit openings in your yard above two sections of the pipe several yards apart. A section of pipe is removed on both ends, a camera is run the length of the remaining pipe between the pits, and then the contractor will either apply the burst pipe method of installing new pipe, or use pipe liners. Once the new pipe is secured or the pipe liners are sealed, the pits are filled in and the job is complete.

Hiring a Contractor for Trenchless in Concord CA

In Concord, CA, seek out Absolute Plumbing and Drain. We are the best in the area for trenchless pipeline work, among other plumbing and drain needs. We will also provide these services to the surrounding areas. For more information, and/or to schedule an appointment online for a quote or service, call us today!