Trenchless Sewer Repair in Seattle, WA

Jim Dandy Sewer & Plumbing

Trenchless Sewer Line Repair

A clogged sewer line is one thing, but a broken sewer line can rapidly become a catastrophe. The process usually includes restoring your sewer pipes and water lines efficiently and effectively without tearing apart your property. Jim Dandy’s licenced plumbers can restore your property's plumbing in no time. Trenchless technology typically costs more, but homeowners often save money in the long haul because there is less of a disturbance to existing structures and landscapes.

Trenchless Technology

How Does Trenchless Sewer Line Repair Work?

So how exactly does the process work.? First, a plumber in Seattle, WA from Jim Dandy Sewer & Plumbing will come and identify the problem by a sewer scope/camera. We will run the camera through your line(s) and then assess the situation and recommend the best trenchless solution for your issue. We will then access the sewer line by digging two small holes at either end of the sewer run that is to be replaced. A cable is inserted at one end and fed through. A new pipe will then be inserted to replace the old pipe. The bursting head is attached to a new seamless, heat-fused HDPE pipe. As the bursting head is pulled through the old sewer line, it simultaneously breaks apart the old pipe and pulls behind the new pipe.

Benefits of Trenchless Sewer Line Repair

A benefit of using the trenchless method is that it is quick and efficient. There is also no digging, so there is no need to worry about damage to your lawn, driveway, or your property's landscaping. It also gives you durable pipes; the newly installed pipes are corrosion resistant, leak-proof, and strong enough to withstand pressure from tree roots. Although not always, most broken sewer lines can be fixed using trenchless repair techniques. A trenchless sewer repair in Seattle, WA will leave your yard/property with significantly less damage. Call a reliable and experienced plumber to ensure that your new sewer line goes in with no fuss and leaves minimal external damage to your home – call Jim Dandy at 206-633-1141.

Trenchless Sewer Repair

Costs of Trenchless Sewer Line Repair

There are many things that factor into the cost of a trenchless sewer line repair, such as soil type, material prices, and how deep the sewers are buried. Home and business owners' insurance policies in Seattle, WA generally exclude sewer line replacements due to damage that is caused by gradual wear and tear over the years. Trenchless options can cost 30-50% more than conventional digging in some cases. The average cost for trenchless pipe repair is generally around $6,000-$12,000, which may seem like a lot, but it can be more cost-effective in the long run because you're not spending thousands of dollars in additional restoration work. There is also less disruption to existing structures and landscaping.

Types of Trenchless Sewer Line Repair

The two most common types of trenchless sewer repair in Seattle, WA are pipe lining and pipe bursting. Typically pipe lining requires digging access holes on either side of the lateral pipe. Pipe bursting is a method where a cone-shaped head is hydraulically pulled by steel cable through the old sewer line, breaking apart the old pipe underground while at the same time pulling into place a seamless HDPE pipe that is the same size or larger than the old pipe. Some pipe bursting benefits are the following:

  • You save around 40% compared to traditional methods.
  • The repairs happen underground without expensive and damaging trenchwork.
  • The old pipes are replaced with seamless high-quality HDPE pipes.
  • There is no major digging required.
  • Damage is minimized because the trenchless sewer replacement is performed via small access points.
  • It saves time and money. Not only is excavation expensive for homeowners, but it creates an additional expense for remediation of the project site. When you factor the potential of subsequent repairs to your porches, driveways, walkways, and landscaping, you add a significant additional cost to a more expensive method


Sewer Line Replacement

Clogged sewer lines can be a nightmare. Sometimes these lines can be beyond repair, and the only other option is a replacement. Jim Dandy can replace your sewer line without disturbing your business or home routine. Instead of worrying about the time and money involved in digging new trenches across paved areas and lawns, our trenchless equipment can run a new line through the existing area quickly. Drain clogs, tree roots, and many other factors have resulted in cracks and/or damaged areas, and replacing existing lines might be your only option. Trenchless sewer line repair can address the following:

  • Damaged pipes that have been affected by persistent freezing and thawing
  • Underground piping Improperly installed pipes that lead to leaky lines or constant sewer backup
  • Blocked pipes that may have burst because of household debris or roots Installation of larger water lines to the house
  • Cracked water pipes caused by movement in the ground or the house.

As the homeowner or business owner in Seattle, WA, you are often forced to pay to dig up the street in front of your home or business when it comes to traditional trenching. When this happens, traffic often needs to be rerouted. At times this can be more than $20,000. Trenchless sewer line replacement can help you avoid the disruption and costs associated with digging long trenches in your yard and tearing up landscaping, driveways, and other structures that commonly occur with replacing damaged sewer lines. If trenchless is an option for you, Jim Dandy highly suggests it.