The Basics of Trenchless Sewer Repair

Many of us have heard about trenchless sewer repair, but very few of us know much about it.

Trenchless sewer repair is usually accomplished by digging two holes. The new pipe in pulled through these two entry holes and the connection is checked for leaks.

Cost of the Process

Trenchless sewer repair is less expensive because your entire landscape is not disturbed and structures do not have to be moved. There is no damage to sidewalks and driveways in most cases. Trenchless sewer repair avoids the substantial cost of replacing damaged landscaping and thus reduces the overall cost of repair for the home owner. The cost of trenchless sewer is between $100.00 and $200.00 per foot. This is much less than traditional methods that virtually destroy your landscaping.

Fast and Stress Free

Trenchless sewer repair can usually be accomplished in one or two days. This would also include replacing any landscaping that has been disturbed. Going trenchless eliminates major landscaping repairs that can take an extra day or so to correct.


High Density Polyethylene Pipe is used in trenchless sewer repair. HDPP eliminates the corrosion issue and makes a stronger connection when fused together. The flexible HDPP will last up to 200 years.


When considering trenchless sewer repair it’s crucial to get estimates. You may get varying estimates from one business to the next. Always check the quality of the materials they are using and always check references. If you want to compare costs of conventional replacement and trenchless repair you can get an estimate for the conventional methods, as well.

Trenchless sewer repair can save you time and money in virtually every case.

Always do your research when it comes to sewer repair. Doing your homework will always save you money in the long run and may increase your knowledge of alternatives to traditional methods.

When you talk about trenchless sewer repair you are talking about corrosion free replacement that will last beyond your lifetime.

Never be afraid of new technology because new technology will usually save you time and money. When it comes to sewer replacement this is certainly the case. Trenchless technology gives you the best of both worlds fast, one or two day service and a worry free solution to a problem that will not re-occur.

About Preferred Plumbing & Drain

Preferred Plumbing & Drain has been providing plumbing services to the Oakland and surrounding East Bay areas since 2004. Preferred Plumbing & Drain is a Licensed Contractor (Contractors License #856944) and a PHCC member.

With Preferred Plumbing & Drain, the estimate is always free and there is no extra charge for nights, weekends, or holidays. There are no trip or travel charges. And you approve the estimate before any work is started.