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Sewer Replacement Options in Sacramento: Dig vs. Trenchless Pipe Repair

Published on January 9, 2014

Don’t Ruin Your Lawn : Choose Trenchless

You probably think the worst when you know you have a problem with your sewer line. Will I be able to afford repair? What about all the excavation work that will be done? Can I afford to have that fixed? Won’t it be such a hassle to go through this process?

At Boyd Plumbing, we understand your concern. It’s a sewer line that’s underground, so the excavation of your property and landscaping seems to make sense for a complete repair.

But, what if we told you there’s another option; one that won’t require property damage? Would you believe us?

We hope that you would. But, in case you don’t, we’re going to take it one step further. We will present you with information for both choices and let you decide, though we do have a good idea which one you’ll choose.

Traditional vs. Trenchless Pipe repair


We typically perform this type of job using a backhoe to dig up the area surrounding the line, allowing us easy access to it. Once the repair is made, the area will be refilled.

Depending on the condition of your pipes, their configuration, or where you live, this method might be the only option for pipe repair. That is something we will determine on sight, however.

Trenchless Pipe Repair:

First, we will conduct a camera inspection of the pipes to determine the exact site and the extent of the damage. This helps to also reveal blockages that could be making the piping problems worse. Then we will clean the pipe so it’s restored to its original circumference.

We will make small access holes where the damaged pipe starts and ends, then pull a new pipe through the existing pipe. The new pipe bursts the old one into pieces while simultaneously laying down another new pipe.

This method, as you can see, causes far less damage to yards and driveways because only the dirt at the beginning and end of the line is disrupted.

So Which One is Best For You?

Ultimately, that’s up to you to decide, but keep this in mind: Using the traditional method will end up costing you more money in the long run because you will have to pay to recreate the landscaping that you had before the work was done.

Our experts at Boyd Plumbing are here to guide you and perform whichever method you think is best. We are available any time if there is an emergency and guarantee we will have your pipes working like new again in no time.

Don’t let the thought of a sewer repair ruin your day. Take the easy route, and call Boyd Plumbing today!

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