How Affordable is Trenchless Sewer Replacement and Is the Cost Worth it?

Whether you need to have an emergency sewer repair or you are comparison shopping on repair methods, one of the considerations to make is whether to pursue a trenched sewer repair or to use trenchless sewer repair. Of course, cost will be one of your deciding factors, but there might be other aspects of the repair that you have yet … Read More

The History of Trenchless Sewer Repair

Over the past few decades, trenchless technology has revolutionized sewer repair. No-dig sewer replacement has become more well-known in recent years thanks to benefits, such as environmental friendliness, cost savings, and minimal disturbance to surroundings. But did you know that this method wasn’t approved for use by local contractors in the East Bay area prior to 1998? Why Trenchless Sewer … Read More

What Is Trenchless Sewer Pipe Repair?

Trenchless sewer repair is exactly what it sounds like: It is a method of sewer repair that allow sewer pipe or sewer lateral replacement without digging a trench. In many cases, trenchless repair is the preferred method of sewer repair. Because digging a trench is not necessary, the repair is less intrusive, more affordable, and offers a quicker turnaround than … Read More

Homeowner’s Insurance and Sewer Line Repair

When we find ourselves dealing with the challenges surrounding an unforeseen home repair, one of the first questions we typically have is, “How much is this going to cost?” That question is usually followed by another: “Will my homeowner’s insurance cover any of this?” Below, we offer some of the knowledge we have gained in our 20+ years of experience providing … Read More

Random Smoke Testing – What Homeowners Need to Know

In the past few weeks, we’ve had a surge of customers in Oakland and Berkeley who have experienced “random city smoke testing” requiring them to have their sewer lines tested for compliance. This has caused considerable angst and confusion amongst homeowners. Here’s everything you need to know about smoke tests, and what you should do if you have a random … Read More

Sewer Line Belly 101 – Causes, Proper Identification, and Repair

Sewer line bellies are a common problem that can create aggravating sewer pipe problems for property owners. A sag in a sewer pipe will eventually lead to standing water and sediment collecting in the middle of the line, which in turn can lead to erosion, blockages, and a major backup for the homeowner. What Is a Belly in a Sewer … Read More

Sinkholes: When Sewer Repair Goes Wrong

Many homeowners eventually find themselves dealing with an unexpected and growing problem on their property: Sinkholes. Sinkholes are often a man-made problem caused by things like collapsed or broken sewage pipes and drainpipes, broken septic tanks and buried trash, or soil that wasn’t properly compacted after excavation work. A sinkhole may indicate an area where the underground sewer piping has been … Read More

Storm Drain Repair and Clog Prevention

Storm drains (also referred to as storm basins, catch basins, or area drains) collect and redirect rain or stormwater and surface runoff from yards, streets, and driveways into the city storm drain system. These drains are often located near the home as well as in the street. While storm drain covers are designed to include grates that filter out large objects that can … Read More

What Are Trenchless Sewer Pipe Repair Methods?

Sewer repair projects can be a huge headache for homeowners. They can be disruptive, expensive, and time-consuming – but these can all be avoided using the right trenchless sewer repair method. In this post, we’ll discuss trenchless sewer repair, the different trenchless repair methods and technologies, and which method to choose for your sewer repair. First of All, What Is … Read More