Trenchless Sewer Repair | Los Angeles
Our technicians arrived at the home where toilet water was coming up from the base and flooded her bathroom. After assessing the situation and putting on boot covers, they quickly get to working on vacuuming out the water and then augering the toilet with hopes that it was a simple blockage inside the toilet itself. Unfortunately it was something deeper.
They remove the toilet and cable snake the line only to find the blockage is deep into the main sewer system. In order to determine where the blockage was specifically located, the next step was to run a sewer camera inspection. It was found that the blockage was in the main line after it exits the home nearing the end of the property line (4”x6” transition). The technicians continue on to expose the pipe the blockage. After cutting open the pipe they found that there was about 20 feet of sewer that has been damaged due to tree roots. The result is to clear out the roots via hydrojetting and installing a permanent liner from the 4”x6” transition to approximately 20 feet out toward the city main sewer.
The installation of the permanent liner is one of a few trenchless sewer repair methods in which a resin is shot into the line and held by an inflated balloon until it cures onto the surface of the existing clay pipe. The result is a fiber glass lining inside the pipe which maintains its shape and integrity while eliminating the cracks and openings in the pipe which let the roots intrude in the first place. This method helped our client avoid having to dig up a 20 foot section of sidewalk, grass and asphalt in the street which in turn saved our homeowner more than $15,000!