Category Archives: Trenchless

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Sewer-camera-Inspection

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Video cameras have become valuable tools in the plumbing business. Their waterproof nature enables inspection of sewer lines and other underground pipes–in cement or under the foundation of your home—to locate clogs that might be so far into the drain making it almost impossible to see. Here are reasons why sewer camera inspection is useful for repairing a clogged sewer:

Locate and Identify Clogs

A sewer camera is exactly as it sounds like—the camera is mounted on the end of a flexible rod that allows it to travel through the pipe easily and even go around corners to record a clear view of the pipe in its entirety. With digital imaging, it allows the plumber to see what the camera lens picks on a mobile device or screen including cracked and clogged drain. From inside the pipe, a sewer camera can clearly see the clogs and exactly where it’s located, what they’re made up of, as well as any build up that is likely to lead to clogs in the long run.

No Guesswork

Video camera line inspection makes use of radio transmitters to record depth and the actual physical location of any obstructions or defect. This enables technician to accurately diagnose and solve any clogged sewer line concerns without any guesswork. Besides, the video camera is able to reveal other problems obstructing an efficient flow of water or sewerage. In such instances, you will be notified about the location of the problem, after which your plumber can make an informed decision about fixing the problem, without necessarily having to neither guess nor dig trenches on your driveway and sidewalks trying to locate the problem.

Saves Time and Money

Sewer camera inspection is a much safer and faster option than digging trenches. The method causes less havoc on your property, such as upheaval of your lawn and garden, and to your neighbors. A sewer camera inspection will cut costs that would otherwise have been used in traditional dig up of the lines. What’s more, if a clog is found, only a small dig up to reveal the affected area is made whereas, before the existence of a sewer camera, the whole sewer line had to be excavated.

Ease Repair Work

Video camera line inspection will enable professionals to see what your clogged sewer lining system is made of in order to help determine the approximate age of the pipes. This gives the homeowner some useful information about the condition to prepare adequately for repairs. Consequently, if the pipes are worn out and indeed need replacement, your plumber will know exactly what type of material to use and other materials they’ll need.

Bottom Line

A clogged sewer line is a nightmare to every homeowner. It creates a horrible smell, nasty mess, disgusting seepages, and backups. However, with video camera line inspection, it’s easy to prevent and repair clogged sewers. It allows technicians to determine conditions in a pipe, understand any existing or potential problems, and take the necessary measures.


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Trenchless sewer pipe lining

Category : Trenchless

Trenchless pipe replacement is a permanent solution to tree root growth, aging pipes, and rusted or otherwise failing pipe connectors. This method uses a resin-impregnated, flexible fabric that follows turns in the existing pipe while providing a continuous, sealed, environment from beginning to end. The process to install a new sewer pipe lining is a multi-step procedure that ensures both a superior replacement and that no additional contamination is leaked into the surrounding environment.

One – Clean and Inspect. A plug is placed or a valve is turned off upstream. The existing line is flushed to remove soil and other contamination. Once accomplished, a video camera is inserted and pushed through to determine the extent of the damage, amount of debris, and how much of the existing pipe must be replaced.

Two – Bypass Control. If the inspection cannot be accomplished due to the presence of liquid trapped in the sewer line, the effluent is redirected to another pipe or pumped into the nearest sewer access point.

Three – Clearing Debris. The inspection reveals how much and what type of debris is inside (pieces of the collapse, rocks, plant material, broken connections, etc.). Pieces that cannot be flushed are removed by digging a hole directly above to remove them with as little disturbance to the pipe and surrounding dirt as possible. If an extensive section of the pipe has collapsed, a temporary patch is placed to maintain the integrity of the pipe’s shape so the trenchless line can be inserted.

Four – Excavation or Sliplining. This step is digging the holes for entry and exit of the trenchless pipe material. The locations are determined by the length of the damage, the need to limit disruption to the property, foot or vehicle traffic, and other underground pipes or power lines. Each excavation is accomplished with the idea to insert the material at either point.

Five – Installation. Now that the exact length is determined, the amount of trenchless material is cut and attached to a pulling device. Once in place, an expandable bladder is inserted at the entry point by an air blower. This slowly inflates the material to its full diameter, filling the void. After full expansion, the material hardens to its correct shape. Once it is completely dry or ‘cured’, the new pipe is as hard as PVC and more resistant to tree roots and other types of damage.

Six – Sealing the openings. The new, trenchless pipe is sealed to existing pipe using heat to expand and harden it to the other opening. How far into the undamaged pipe it is sealed depends on the diameter used in the trenchless pipe. Foam sealant is used on the outside of the pipe to hold it in place and then a cement grout is used to seal the entire connection.

Seven – Inspection. Once the pipe and connections have completely cured and dried, a TV camera is sent through to ensure everything has correctly set in-place.

Eight – Reconnect the Sewer Flow. The plug upstream is removed or the valve is reopened slowly. Flow is slowly brought up to 90 percent of the capacity. If needed, additional water is flushed into the system to ensure a proper test is accomplished.

Replacing an existing, broken sewer line with a trenchless lining is an option that involves minor excavation to the surrounding area and precludes the need for breaking up home or business foundations and greatly reduces the amount of manpower needed for the operation. Depending on the replacement length needed, most tasks can be accomplished and service restored in just a day.


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professional roofer

Category : Trenchless

Flat roofs look great on more modern homes, and in warm weather, it’s a lot of fun to sit on the rooftop and watch the world go by. However, a flat roof doesn’t inherently provide all of the same advantages as a more traditional roof with pitch. Specifically, water drainage can be a real challenge on a flat roof. And while newer homes with flat roofs may have advanced drainage systems and all the right sloping to clear water off quickly, older homes with flat roofs often suffer from drainage issues.

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Flat Roof Drain

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If you’re a business owner or a homeowner and you’ve been asking yourself that all-important question regarding the steps you can take to improve flat roof drain systems in Chicago, we have a few steps that could seriously help you in that endeavor:

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Sewer System Inspection

Category : Trenchless

Despite being one of the most expensive and important components of any property, many standard home inspections in Cape Coral, FL do not include a home sewer system inspection. A homeowner is responsible for the sewer system that runs out of their house and under their property right until the point that it meets the main drainage system under the public roadway. Even the simplest sewer repairs can cost around $5,000, with the total possible cost for a complete replacement reaching much higher levels. In addition, the potential damage to your new home from a broken sewer system can be ruinous, particularly if you have a furnished basement or pre-existing foundation issues.

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Sewer & Drain Cleaning

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Homeowners that have sump pumps or who live in parts of the country where flooding is major problem; often deal with sewer related issues. Flooding can also occur due to excess snow melt or problems can occur from backed up septic tank. The point is that sewer and drains often get backed up and they will need to be unblocked or cleaned. This can be especially true for homeowners that live within Spokane, Washington.

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Trenchless Sewer Repair

Trenchless sewer repair Indianapolis, IN has recently grown in popularity, due to the fact that it is a new and innovative way to repair and replace underground pipes. Before trenchless emerged on the scene, underground repairs required much more work, more money, and more destruction of property. It was harder to pinpoint exactly what was going on and where the exact location of the problem was.

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Camera Line Inspection

Part of being a property owner is acknowledging the responsibility for the sewer lateral that runs from the house or building to the city main. Problematic Plumbing and sewer systems can cause back ups that can potentially lead to extensive property damage. It’s important to have regular drain inspections and think about your sewer and drain cleaning every now and then to ensure a healthy home and business place.

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Trenchless Sewer Repair

If you are living in San Francisco, there is a really good chance that you are proud of the place in which your family resides. Since it is a great place for tourists to visit and see all kinds of different landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge and other popular places, there are a lot of iconic places that people all over the globe have heard about today.

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