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San Diego Trenchless Sewer Line Repair & Replacement
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One of the biggest concerns of homeowners when they need sewer repairs is the damage it causes and time it takes to perform the repair. When you choose a trenchless repair, you are removing the need to dig into the line, saving time and money on the repair. Perry Plumbing Heating & Air specializes in these types of repairs. See what others in San Diego, CA think about our services by reading our latest reviews.
Aging Sewer Lines – Most homes built prior to the early 1970’s had residential sewer and drain lines composed of either cast iron or clay. In most areas residents are responsible for the maintenance of their lines from house to the city saddle which is located within 18 inches of the city main. The primary and extremely common problems seen in clay pipes are root intrusion at the joints and cracks.
Root Intrusion – Root intrusion into sewer pipe systems is reported to cause 50% of all sewer blockages. Cost associated with caring for root intrusion in the past has been expensive and laborious and, is rarely a permanent fix. Nu Flow® trenchless technology creates a seamless pipe which prevents infiltration and exfiltration, restores the structural integrity of the original pipe, and eliminates the joints which weaken and allow root intrusion.
Calcification in Sewer Lines – Over time, calcium deposits from water form a crusted coating called ‘calcification’ which clogs up household pipes and drain lines, especially when hard water is in use. Once pipes are lined with epoxy, calcification can no longer occur because the deposits cannot adhere to the interior walls of the new epoxy barrier pipe.
Ground Movement Affects Sewer Line Integrity – Major seismic activity can cause breaks in sewer and drain lines, but more frequently, minor seismic activity causes cracking and structural damage at the joints. The seamless, “jointless” nature of the PIP method means not only is the existing problem solved, but the new, seamless pipe will avert future problems as well.
Our process is simple, yet effective:
1. Identify the Problem by Sewer Camera
When you call to have us to evaluate your sewer and drain lines the first thing we will do is to use a camera to run through your sewer main lines and/or kitchen/laundry lateral lines. The camera footage is recorded on DVD format and you are provided a copy of the DVD and a plan of how the sewer lines run through your property. From here the technician will be able to evaluate your needs and recommend the best solution for your specific problem.
2. Clean the pipes
Once the problem and solution are identified, the Nu Flow® process can begin. The first step is to clean out all roots and remove any calcite in order to return the pipe back to its original functioning diameter. To do this we either jet the lines or use pneumatic tools such as the scorpion cutter. Cast pipe may require additional preparation if the pipe is badly corroded or there is a void in the pipe.
3. Install the Liner
After the cleaning process is complete, the lining can begin. The length of liner needed is cut, a custom two part epoxy is mixed and poured in to permeate the felt liner. The saturated liner is then pulled in place, the bladder is inflated and the curing begins. Once the epoxy lining has cured, the bladder is extracted, leaving a complete structural pipe within a pipe. To insure that the job has been performed perfectly, a camera is used to inspect the work and you receive a DVD copy of this as well.
Our Nu Flow® trenchless repiping method has many benefits, including:
Prevents Root Intrusion and Stops Leaks – Cured-in-place epoxy lining molds to the diameter of the host pipe literally creating a seamless pipe within a pipe. This eliminates the possibility of future root intrusion. The lining process also eliminates the problem of sewage leaking out below your home or into your yard today and for the foreseeable future.
Increases Flow – Cured-in-place pipe actually increases flow capacity because the Nu Flow® pipe is smoother than old clay, cast iron, or concrete pipe. Calcification deposits will not adhere to the epoxy-lined walls; thus, flow is unimpeded, and future blockage from normal pipe use is prevented.
No Digging or Destruction – All of the Nu Flow® lateral rehabilitation techniques can be launched through cleanouts. Above ground there are no piles of excavated dirt, no busted hardscape to repair, no traffic tie-ups, and no haggling with subcontractors over repair of the damage. You can tear up your floors, lawn and more, but why would you if you didn’t have to?
Offers the Structural Strength of New Pipes – The finished product withstands every corrosive environment, as well as the test of time. Resin formulas are custom-specified to meet customers’ special requirements. Nu Flow® liner enhances the structural strength of host pipe and acts as a stand-alone pipe within a pipe, meeting or exceeding ASTM D790 Standards. The life expectancy of the Nu Flow® liner is over 50 years.
Cost Effective Alternative to Sewer Drain Replacement – Replacing underground sewer drain pipe means costly excavation of slab foundations, flooring, sidewalks, streets, driveways and landscaping, only to have the same problems reoccur. Nu Flow’s® proven trenchless technology process has been used since 1998 to restore drain lines to better-than-new condition, without destruction of floors, walls, foundations, landscaping, and driveways.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Does Pipe Relining Work?
Using the trenchless method, technicians can install a new pipe directly inside the old pipe. After we feed the pipe material into the old pipe, we then insert an inflatable bladder. Once the bladder is inflated, the material is left to cure. After the curing period, the bladder is removed, and an even stronger new pipe is left inside the old one.
When Do We Use the Trenchless Method?
Your trusted professionals at Perry Plumbing Heating & Air can advise you on whether or not a trenchless repair is the best option for you. Some factors that would cause us to perform this type of repair include:
If the damaged pipes that require repair run beneath a garden or building.
To repair cracked or broken pipes from the ground settling.
If the sewer line has ruptured from a root system taking hold.
To fix recurring issues or leaks that arise from improper installation.
Why Trenchless Sewer Repair Vs. the Traditional Method?
As the name implies, trenchless repairs are carried out without digging or drilling into your yard or home. Some of the benefits of this TEAM PERRY service include:
- Save Money – Skipping the digging means there is less work to be done which results in a lower repair bill for the homeowner.
- Reduce Time – By removing the need to dig and build trenches to access the sewer line, we can save time and get repairs finished sooner.
- Incur Less Damage – If your sewer lines are located under your lawn or garden, a trenchless repair will save the damage that traditional repairs would cause. Your lawn or garden will be preserved.
- Enjoy Permanent Repairs – Although the repair is more simple, the repairs are still permanent and dependable. Only the best quality materials are used to repair or replace the lines so that you can count on the work.
Our TEAM PERRY was awarded the National Contractors of the Year award from the PHCC: Plumbing Heating & Cooling Contractors Association. So when you want a professional to do the job, call us.
For expert service you can always count on, call (619) 472-2112 today. Our Nu Flow® Trenchless System Certified and experienced technicians are always happy to answer your questions.