Trenchless Plumbing

Trenchless Plumbing

You're Facing Some Major Plumbing Work

You just found out that you’re going to have to dig up your yard and driveway to fix the pipes leading to and from your home.  Trenchless Plumbing services are offered at McNabb Plumbing.

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Trenchless Plumbing

Trenchless plumbing usually involves main sewer line repair and often referred to as a no-dig solution to sewer line repair. While this is a slight misnomer (there usually is some digging involved to start the process), it does require significantly less digging than traditional sewer line repairs.

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Trenchless Plumbing Repair

Imagine that you just found out you need to have your main sewer lines replaced. You’re already frustrated from the constant toilet clogs or the backed-up drain in your basement. If you’re lucky, you haven’t experienced any major interior damage.

But then you remember a friend, relative, or co-worker’s story about the broken sewer line they had to have replaced. The story probably involved mounds of dirt in the front yard that required major landscaping repair, or the broken-up slab in the basement that filled the house with dust and debris. Maybe they couldn’t park in their driveway until it was repaired after a broken sewer line was replaced.

What is Trenchless Plumbing?

Trenchless sewer repair starts with the inspection of the existing sewer pipes to exactly locate the problem. Depending on a number of variables including severity of the damage, depth of the pipes, and location on your property, there are a variety of trenchless solutions.

Trenchless Pipe Bursting: This is more of a pipe replacing where a cone-shaped head is used to burst the existing pipe and expand the area around it. As the equipment clears out the existing pipe, it pulls the new pipe through it.

Trenchless Pipe Lining: This is more of a pipe repair that involves installing a pipe liner containing a bladder through an access point. From there a two-part epoxy mix is inserted into the line. The bladder is then inflated to push the epoxy into the existing pipe walls. Once the epoxy cures, the bladder is removed, essentially leaving behind a new pipe within a pipe.

Commonly Asked Questions About Trenchless Plumbing

As with most any plumbing services that we provide, cost depends on a number of factors that need to be determined. When compared with traditional methods, trenchless solutions are usually cheaper. You may have higher upfront costs with a trenchless repair, as the cost of the actual repair may be higher in some situations. But most of the time there are additional costs incurred with traditional trench-dug repairs. These costs include landscaping repairs as well as possible sidewalk, driveway, and patio repairs. There is also the added cost benefit of a faster installation time, which limits the downtime of your sewer pipes. We get out the way more quickly so you can back to your life.

The life expectancy of the epoxy liner is 50 years or more, making it the most durable and eco-friendly repair solution.

Pipe lining helps prevent future root obstructions and possible leaks. It also increases flow capacity because the epoxy is smoother, and it does not allow calcification deposits to stick to it.

The best way for us to answer that question is for you to contact us so we can provide you with a free evaluation. While there may be a few instances where the only scenario is to trench and remove the pipes, trenchless replacement is the preferred solution.

Usually.  One point of entry is needed so we need a minimum of 3’ length

No!  All problems are different, so we may offer multiple solutions/options to line, repair or trench and replace your sewer/drain.

Yes, as small as 10’!  We can bridge breaks, holes in pipe, and disjointed pipes.

Yes, BUT we won’t!  If your sewer clogs because of low spot, a liner would not be a solution.

No.  Jobs are quoted individually – no two jobs are alike.

Depends on the job.  Schedule an appointment with one of our NASSCO certified techs for a camera inspection on your entire underground sewer system.

Repairing sewers using a liner is just as effective as traditional dig methods but again – it depends on the job itself.  It’s not necessarily the best in all situations.

27 year warranty!

W.J. McNabb Plumbing™ technician Michael Dzatko is NASSCO certified.
Certificate Number: U-0319-070305125
Certificate Types: PACP, MACP, LACP
Original Certificate: March 21, 2019
Expiration Date: March 19, 2022

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If you are not 100% satisfied with the service we have provided, (barring cost) we will refund your money. If our plumbers smoke or are disrespectful in your home, are not drug tested, or leave your home without cleaning up, you do not pay for the service. If a repair or equipment that we have provided and installed fails in the first year, we will repair it again–no charge.

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