Your sewer line broke, and you’re having to face the prospect of a company coming in and digging up your yard to access your sewer pipe. This is most homeowner’s worst nightmare. That’s why trenchless sewer repair is such a relief. It circumvents the whole “digging up your yard” part of the sewer repair and allows your repair company to fix issues like broken pipes with ease.

What is trenchless sewer repair?

Companies performing sewer repair have traditionally dug a trench through landscaping, hardscaping, driveways, and more to access the damaged line. A “trenchless” repair involves using modern methods to avoid digging through lawns and walkways – and damaging property.

Trenchless sewer repair involves directional drilling or pipe bursting. Both methods can be done without digging your landscaping up, and so cause a minimum of disturbance to your property.

How directional drilling works

A broken pipe isn’t the only reason your sewer may be backing up. Your pipe may have been laid incorrectly – at the wrong grade – in the first place. That’s where directional drilling comes in.

The process of directional drilling is simple. We drill a hole in your basement or 5’ from the foundation. Another hole is drilled simultaneously from the sewer. These lines meet up in the middle and a pipe is pushed through. This is a simple yet effective way to run an entirely new sewer line from your home after decommissioning your old line.

How pipe bursting works

Arguably pipe bursting is even more straightforward than directional drilling. This technique allows us to push a new pipe into the existing sewer line, breaking up and bursting the old pipe while efficiently replacing it.

Many homeowners don’t know that they may have the option to have a trenchless sewer repair. So, if you are experiencing backups, leaks, and other sewer issues, give the experts at Clog Busters a call. These methods can make a sewer repair simple.