What is Trenchless Sewer Repair and how it Works

Anta Plumbing is your number one Toronto plumber and drain cleaning specialist. In recent years, we have become best known for our modern plumbing techniques and state-of-the-art technology and equipment. Our philosophy which led to investing in such high ticket items was born out of our desire to provide our clients with the best plumbing solutions in the shortest time possible. We know how inconvenient plumbing issues are, and we know that they can cause disruption to the construction of your home, yard, and driveway.

Introducing Trenchless Sewer Repair Works

Here at Anta Plumbing, we use the Hammerhead PortaBurst No Dig system to install brand new sewers without digging trenches. Most often, trenchless sewer repair works out much cheaper than digging trenches. It usually takes about an hour to pull the pipe through and the entire process takes approximately one or two days. It is still much quicker than digging trenches, doing the pipe replacement, filling in the holes, and repairing the surface construction. It's quick and efficient:

1. Digging entry holes

Instead of digging up the entire line as is needed by traditional plumbing, we will only dig two much smaller holes at either entry point. That means that you won't have to hire contractors to reconstruct your floors, patio, or driveway, and your front lawn will remain intact. Typically, one hole will be dug where the sewer exits your home, and the other at the point where the line from your home connects to the mainline.

2. Introduce the steel cable

We will then insert a steel cable into the sewer pipe. The cable is attached to a hardened steel bursting head. A new polyethylene pipe will be attached to the end of the bursting head.

3. Pulling the cable

We will set up the PortaBurst hydraulic system at the end of the line. The system will pull the cable with the attached head and pipe. As the new pipe is moved through the line, the old pipe is burst and the pieces are pushed into the surrounding soil.

4. Making the connections

At the end of the line, by the hydraulic system, the two connections are made and inspected. Once the Anta Plumbing team is satisfied with the work, we will fill in the holes.

Trenchless sewer repair works usually make use of High-Density Polyethylene Pipe (HDPP), which is corrosion-resistant. When melted or fused together at the joint, it is made stronger than any other part of the line. The end result is a highly flexible, leak-proof pipe. That's why master plumbers around the world recommend High-Density Polyethylene Pipe (HDPP) as the best pipe for trenchless sewer repairs. As an added bonus, HDPP has a lifespan of more than 200 years.

Here at Anta Plumbing, we guarantee our work and we stand by our materials. Trenchless sewer repair works enable us to provide our clients with quicker, cheaper solutions to their plumbing issues with minimal disruption to their floors, patios or driveways. Get in touch with Anta Plumbing today if you would like to find out more about our trenchless sewer repair works.

Written by Tanya Klien

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