Repairing or replacing a water line can be expensive and inconvenient. Trenchless methods enable needed repairs to be made faster and with less destruction to your property. At Bryco Plumbing, our trusted plumbers have the experience and equipment to provide non-invasive trenchless water line repair and replacement services to fit your needs.
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The Advantages of Trenchless Methods
Prior to the development of trenchless repair and replacement methods, the only option was to excavate your yard and landscaping to get to the waterline. This resulted in a lengthy and more expensive process that left a lot of damage in its wake. New trenchless methods allow our Woodland Hills plumbers to repair or replace your water line in less time without tearing apart your yard.
Trenchless pipe repair and replacement offers additional benefits such as:
- Saving you money
- Saving you time
- Preventing damage to your lawn, landscape, and patio
Trenchless methods can be used to solve a broad range of problems with underground pipes. We can replace and repair underground piping affected by:
- Tree root infiltration
- Improper installation
- Ground shifts
How Trenchless Repairs Works
There are a few different repair and replacement techniques, such as replacing pipes or relining existing pipes. Although the exact repair methods vary, the process starts by inspecting the inside of the waterline using video equipment to find the problem and determine the extent of the damage. Based on this information, we recommend the best solution for repairing or replacing the line. When conducting trenchless repairs, we will make a small hole at each end of the pipe run to pull the new pipe or liner through without causing unnecessary damage to your lawn.
If you want to determine the internal condition of your pipes, call us to schedule a video camera inspection.
What Is Pipe Bursting?
Pipe bursting is a simple solution to replacing existing water or sewer lines that are undersized, outdated, or compromised in some way. The pipe bursting process causes much less disturbance to your property than open trench excavation whereby a trench is dug across your lawn to expose the old pipe before replacing it with a new one.
When it comes to pipe bursting, access points are dug at either end of the pipe, with one near the street and the other near your premises. A constant-tension winch is then used to guide the pipe bursting tool through the host pipe on a chain. The old pipe is burst underground as a new one is pulled through.
This means you don’t have to worry about having to deal with expensive, ugly, and damaging trenches in your yard. Pipe bursting, therefore, is much quicker and environmentally safer than traditional trench digging.
If desired, you can install a newer pipe with a slightly higher diameter than the older one. The rear expander will dispose of host pipe fragments into the surrounding soil while the new pipe is pulled in by the tools. This makes pipe bursting a viable way to expand water access and drain lines without the hassle of digging trenches.
There are several types of bursting methods, including:
You can trust our team to employ the best methods to solve your plumbing issues.
Advantages of Pipe Bursting
Pipe bursting is an effective method for replacing buried gas, drain, sewer, and water lines. Older methods typically involved digging trenches in your yard to remove underground pipes. This not only creates a huge mess but also takes plenty of time.
Thanks to trenchless pipe bursting techniques, our plumbing experts can replace your pipes with significantly less damage to your property and in a much shorter time. The process doesn’t involve digging, which makes it the perfect solution for anyone looking to replace leaking or corroded sewer pipes or increase the capacity of water supply pipes.
Pipe bursting can also be done on nearly any pipe material and you can count on our experts to use different techniques for various pipe contents and diameters. Bursting can be used for pipe materials such as PVC pipe, clay, cast iron, and concrete.
Rather than bringing in heavy machines and hiring a huge crew of people to dig long, invasive trenches through your property, and then repair the resulting damage, pipe bursting requires just a small access point and a few technicians. Extensive digging and excavation required in traditional pipe replacement are avoided, lowering the risk of toxic substances that contaminate your groundwater and soil.
Put our over 30 years of industry experience to the test and call us today for all your trenchless pipe bursting needs.