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Trenchless Pipe Repair Examples

Why Choose Trenchless Pipelining?

  • Cost: Sewer pipe re-lining cost 60% LESS than traditional methods
  • Jointless: means trouble free from roots, cracks, scale & holes
  • Fast: you are back into use within one day
  • Repair: we clean out the old pipe from scale and roots first
  • Better: we install a new "pipe liner" without digging
  • Certified: Camera inspection is performed to ensure correct installation of the new pipe liner


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Sluggo’s Sewer & Drain Service offers Cured in Place Pipe Lining (CIPP) AKA trenchless sewer repair. The traditional way of fixing or replacing a sewer line is not the only option today, that way involves digging up your yard by removing landscape like trees, sidewalks, driveways, roads etc. Replacing an old sewer line by digging it up also has the added cost of replacing landscaping, concrete sidewalks along with other property rehab cost.
Sluggo’s Sewer & Drain Service are Certified Perma-Liner CIPP experts. When you hire us for your trenchless sewer line repair, we not only get the job done, but we do the job without all the extra stress from unnecessary property damage.
We have over 30 years’ experience in the plumbing industry and we are known for our friendly service and outstanding quality. If you have any problems with your sewer we are the company that you want. “We love what we do & we are good at it”

Example of Trenchless Pipe Repair Work in Yonkers, NY

Customer had 100+ year old clay sewer lateral, and Yonkers Municipality determined that home owners sanitary is leaking into the city of Yonkers storm sewer system.


She asked our opinion about two options:

  • Replace the entire 70 feet of sewer line with cast iron
  • Install a new sewer line using a trenchless system

If we cut the entire line, there is a large expense of saw-cutting the garage floor and that wasn’t something she wanted to do.

Why Choose Trenchless over Traditional pipe replacement?

Trenchless pipelining is a new technology. Step 1: A line is attached to a steel cable that is pulled through the existing sewer line to put new “deflated” pipe in place. The existing line is just a conduit to pull the new pipe through. The new pipe is the same inside diameter as the old.

The trenchless pipeliner uses  HDPE, it is much stronger than ABS or PVC and better withstands shifts in the ground. HDPE pipe is fused together resulting in a no-joint line from end to end. It’s superior to no-hub cast iron in that there are no joints where roots can penetrate the pipe. This method of sewer replacement requires only a hole at each end of the line rather than digging a trench the entire length of the line, as required by more conventional methods.We can be in and out in a day.

Things to ask anyone who is replacing your lateral lines:

Q. Will installation pass inspection if water pools in a low spot in the line?

A. changes in direction (deflection, belly, sag) pose a significant concern to your installation. An experienced installer knows what deflections in the existing line can be removed. It depends on the degree of deflection and the soil conditions. If the soil is predominantly sand, many deflections can be removed. But, if the soil is less forgiving, such as shale, deflections can’t be removed.

Q. How close are other utilities to the line to be replaced?

A.  If there are utilities close enough, the existing pipe being pushed outward can damage them. Water lines can be cut and gas leaks can result. Contractors must locate all utility crossings as well as close parallel utilities to determine if there is adequate room for this type of installation.

With this in mind, anyone considering trenchless sewer replacement should verify that the contractor has significant experience doing it and has been trained by both the trenchless equipment manufacturer and the pipe material manufacturer.

Trenchless pipelining if found to be suitable for the situation, can be the most cost-effective and least disruptive option available.

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