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For many homeowners, the unexpected costs of sewer line repair work can be a huge hit. Digging up and replacing a damaged sewer line can cost up to $5,000. Unfortunately, replacing an entire sewer system can cost as much as $25,000. Luckily, trenchless sewer replacement is a more affordable option.

Please continue reading below to learn more about trenchless sewer replacement and its benefits.

What Is Trenchless Sewer Replacement?

Trenchless sewer replacement is a type of sewer line repair work. Technicians use two small holes, a hydro-jetter, and a plumbing snake to access the length of the damaged pipes.

Specialists fix the pipe internally by using the existing pipe as a host for epoxy sections of new tubing. Once installed, the epoxy hardens to create a new pipe within the old, damaged pipe.

Traditional sewer repair requires excavating the entire sewer line. This might require digging many feet into your yard or even digging inside the home.

What Are the Benefits of Trenchless Sewer Replacement?

Trenchless sewer replacement is less messy and more affordable. Instead of ripping up your entire yard or foundation, trenchless sewer repair uses modern technology to reach and repair the damage. Here are some other benefits.


Traditional sewer repair often requires home or business owners to relocate while the excavation team works to expose the damaged pipes. A traditional repair might involve removing portions of the building’s foundation, flooring, or walls.

Home or business owners may have to vacate the area during such a lengthy repair.

Trenchless sewer replacement achieves the same repair in half the time and without invasive digging, meaning no need to relocate.


Because trenchless sewer replacement uses less manual labor and fewer people, it is often more affordable than traditional sewer repair. With trenchless sewer repair, there will be no cost to landscape a torn-up lawn or renovate an excavated floor.

Additionally, the epoxy material used in trenchless sewer replacement lasts longer than traditional piping and requires less frequent maintenance, saving you money in the long term.

Environmentally Friendly

One big benefit of trenchless sewer repair is reduced environmental damage. Traditional sewer repair disrupts the surrounding area with excavation tools.

Likewise, digging up a big piece of land risks hitting gas or sewer lines which could harm the surrounding environment.

Improves Sewer Function

Replacing old pipes with new epoxy technology improves the sewer function. Once hardened, the epoxy creates a sealed and structurally-sound pipe that will help improve the function of the sewer system.

Getting Started

A leaky or damaged sewer system is a hassle for any home or business owner. The cost of digging up a sewer line can be catastrophic. Instead of removing your lawn or basement floor, try trenchless sewer replacement.

Trenchless sewer replacement requires very little excavation and has many benefits. For example, it’s more convenient, affordable, and environmentally friendly. Contact Olympic Plumbing Technology for more information.