TRENCHLESS SEWER LATERAL REPLACEMENT
Trenchless sewer technology is a newer development in the plumbing industry. Previously, if you wanted to replace your sewer lateral, a trench would need to be dug through your front yard. Now, thanks to trenchless technology, you only need two small holes,. This saves customers lot of time and money that would have been spent on additional trenching and landscaping work. Overall, we've found it's the best long-term solution for customers whose sewer laterals have multiple issues. Instead of just patching one spot in the line, you get an entirely new lateral that will last a lifetime. At Barnett Plumbing, we think worrying about back-ups should be a thing of the past!
The process starts by digging two 4'x4' holes – one where your sewer lateral meets the property line and one where the it leaves your home. A bursting head is attached to a hydraulic ram and slipped into one end of the existing sewer pipe. The head is slightly larger than the existing pipe, so when it is pulled through it bursts the existing material into small pieces. Just behind the bursting head, the new high density polyethylene (HDPE) sewer piping is pulled through, essentially sleeving the burst pipe. Once the HDPE pipe is pulled through, it is fastened to existing pipe on either end. With only two connection points, the possibility of future root intrusions or pipe offsets is virtually eliminated. There are simply fewer points where the lateral can fail.