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Trenchless Sewer Repair, Capitol Hill

As a leader in plumbing and drain repairs in Capitol Hill, Bob Oates Plumbing, Sewer & Rooter offers clients the most innovative, effective sewer repair methods on the market. Our technicians are expertly trained and specialize in trenchless sewer repair, making us the ideal choice when it’s time to repair or replace your sewer line.

Our sewer line experts at Bob Oates Plumbing, Sewer and Rooter have the skills and equipment to perform pipe bursting and pipe lining, which are the most effective and popular trenchless repair solutions for commercial and residential properties.

What Is Trenchless Sewer Repair?

Unlike traditional sewer repair, which involves digging trenches into landscaping and even blasting through infrastructure, trenchless repairs are non-invasive and do not require technicians to dig into your property to access the pipeline. Trenchless repairs are completed entirely within the pipeline or underground and can be used to repair the sewer line or replace it in its entirety.

What Is Pipe Bursting?

Pipe bursting is a method of trenchless repair that is performed entirely underground with the use of hydraulic equipment, a pulling machine, and pulling rods. The machinery obliterates existing pipes and then pulls replacement piping through. Pipe bursting results in zero to minimal damage aboveground and allows clients to choose the material of the new pipes. The old, exploded pipes disintegrate underground, making room for the new pipes.

What is Sewer Pipe Lining?

Pipe lining is a method of trenchless repair that uses a liquid epoxy resin to renew the existing pipeline. The old pipes are cleaned with forced hot air or hydro jetting and then a felt liner soaked in epoxy resin is inserted through an existing access point to the plumbing and pushed through. Using an existing access point eliminates the need for the technician to dig trenches to access the sewer line.

The resin is inflated until it hardens to the inside rim of the pipe, creating a pipe within a pipe. The new material is anti-corrosive and root-resistant, and these qualities make it environmentally-friendly and capable of lasting for over fifty years. . Additionally, pipe lining technology can be used to repair most pipes, including:

  • Ranging pipeline diameters from 2-to-12 inches
  • Various pipeline materials (Orangeburg, cast iron, clay, and PVC)

When Are Trenchless Sewer Line Repairs Recommended In Capitol Hill?

At Bob Oates Plumbing, Sewer & Rooter, we recommend trenchless sewer repair to all of our clients, due to the many benefits they offer. Trenchless repair methods are both time and cost effective, because they cut down on the labor and property remediation associated with traditional repairs. Beyond being easy on the wallet and speedy, the epoxy pipes created during pipe lining are resistant to roots and corrosion, environmentally friendly, non-toxic, and last for approximately fifty years.

Call Bob Oates Plumbing, Sewer & Rooter For Sewer Drain Line Repairs Today

Family owned and operated, Bob Oates Plumbing, Sewer & Rooter strives to provide the most affordable pricing in the area and guarantees all of our parts and work. When it’s time to repair your sewer line, Bob Oates is a leader in the field and the obvious choice.


Best Reasons to Call Bob Oates:

  • Licensed Experts

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