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Having plumbing or sewer problems? Trenchless sewer/pipe repair is an ideal solution. This innovative process allows us to repair and replace sewer pipes faster than trenching, and there’s no mess. It’s also good for the environment. By burrowing underground, trenchless sewer repair hardly disturbs any soil, and it uses far less fuel than trenching.
Though open trench sewer repair may appear to be cheaper, there are additional costs. We’ve worked on dozens of homes where the sewer line runs under the driveway. With an open trench you would have to tear up your driveway to repair the sewer line and then repave over it. But with our trenchless sewer repair, we keep your driveway intact, saving you money and hassle.
*Tip: We highly recommend pulling in a new water line at the same time. It’s a huge cost savings. If you’re planning on staying in the house for a while, it’s a good investment.
1. A Scott Lamers Construction crew arrives at your location.
2. We break open the basement floor where the sewer leaves the house. The biggest hole we’d make would be 2’x4’. Usually it’s half that.
3. We break ground either at the middle of the road (municipal job), or between the curb and the sidewalk (homeowner job).
4. We pull the sewer pipe out from the hole.
5. We push through a new plastic line. Typically we’re replacing a 6” clay line with tree roots growing into it. By replacing it with a plastic line, when the city replaces the main running down the center of the road, the city will just hook to the new plastic and they’re done.
6. Then we reconnect everything inside and patch the floor back up.
7. Another contractor connects everything to the main pipe.
8. When completed, it’s all inspected by the plumbing inspector.
…and that’s it!
Q. Do you need to enter the house?
A. Yes, we will need access to the basement where the sewer leaves the house.
Q. Can the new pipes be connected with the existing?
A. Yes, we connect to the existing sewer about 3 feet inside the basement wall.
Q. How large of an area needs to be removed from the concrete floor.
A. About 1 foot wide and about 4 feet long. We dispose of the excess material and pour new concrete to patch.
Q. How long does this process take?
A. Normally less than one day.
Q. When does responsibility lie with the homeowner vs. the municipality?
A. Generally speaking, the owner owns the sanitary sewer lateral to the main. This varies by municipality. To be certain, the homeowner should check with their municipality (local ones linked below).
“We were interested in lateral lining in our community to reduce inflow into our sewer system. Scott Lamers Construction offered pipe bursting which had further advantages. We have used them again this year. Our residents were impressed by the work crew’s professional conduct.”
- Patrick D. Twohig, Village President – Village of Campbellsport
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