Trenchless Pipe Bursting San Diego, California

In San Diego, Trenchless Pipe Bursting Should be a Part of Your Drain Repair Regimen

Because San Diego is often hit with small earthquakes, there are often problems with underground drainage systems, including sewer lines. These can often be cracked or broken during these tremors, and can create problems for drainage systems. Clogs and slow-draining sinks, tubs, and other basins in your home are one thing, having a sinkhole in your back yard is another, and you don’t need either of these problems. Looking into trenchless pipe bursting in the San Diego area will provide you with better options than traditional sewer and drain system repair from the past will give you.

While entirely trenchless, pipe bursting does require two pits be dug for the two ends of new pipe to be laid. The existing pipe is removed by bursting it, either in pieces, or by splitting it. The bursting head is pulled along from the exit pit, and the new pipe is laid through the insertion pit.

Cured In Place Pipe

This has many of the same benefits of CIPP (Cured In Place Pipe), but the end result is much more durable than CIPP. This is because it is an entirely new pipe that is being laid, and not a liner that is adhered to an existing pipe. Because it is still trenchless, it does not pose the same problems, or risks, that traditional dig and repair drain and sewer pipe work poses. Pipe bursting, followed by replacing the pipe is an excellent option for those in tightly fitting areas, or who have pipes under hard surfaces such as driveways and sidewalks. This can be used in smaller areas, also.

Because the existing pipe is broken up into several different pieces and then the new pipe is laid in the exact same spot, much of the contaminants found in drains and sewer pipes are left safely underground and will not reach the surface like these contaminants might when traditional excavation work is used to repair sewer and drain pipes. Keeping these contaminants underground and away from the surface helps protect the environment, and people, as well.

The new replacement pipe that is installed with the pipe bursting method is smaller than the bursting head, and will fit perfectly in the space created. There is no need to wait for curing to complete, unless a separate liner is inserted as a preventative measure. This is sometimes done where there are many trees, as the adhesive also acts as a root killer. Otherwise, as soon as the repairs are made, the pipe can be immediately used again.

Trenchless Pipe Bursting

Trenchless pipe bursting is a good option for any size pipe that needs to be replaced, but it is specifically for straight pipes, without gradients in size. Those which have these attributes might be better served with a combination of pipe lining (CIPP) and trenchless pipe bursting. New pipes that are straight can be quickly laid and installed, connecting them with new joints, with the liners being laid just prior to the connective joints being installed.

However, the length of straight pipes and drains are virtually unlimited in length. Bursting existing pipe and then installing new pipe will take much less time than traditional work would in replacing the same sections, and for a much less costly price tag.

If trenchless pipe bursting seems to be a viable option for you to replace or repair broken and clogged drainage systems, call us. SPT Pipe has been in business since 1994 and we have the experienced crews you need to get your plumbing issues fixed and repaired. Bonded, insured, and certified, we now what it takes to get your repair work done right the first time. Call us today and we can discuss your specific situation and explain your options.

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    For over 25 years SPT has provided sewer, water line and storm drain inspection, cleaning and non-invasive pipe lining solutions. We help property owners and managers clean and repair their existing pipes using “no-dig” non-invasive renewal techniques. SPT repairs leaks and cracks with our internal “pipe-within-a-pipe” lining process that uses existing access points and doesn’t require tearing out walls or landscaping. 

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