Trenchless Water Line Replacement

The last thing you want to do when you have a water line repair is dig up your lawn. In the past, huge trenches would have to be dug in your yard or driveway to reach pipes during water line replacement. This often led to even more costs for homeowners who then had to repair their property.

Thankfully trenchless water line replacement technology means homeowners no longer have to watch their lawns get eaten up by heavy machinery. Trenchless water line repair is done without digging up your property. This method not only saves time but also saves you money. It also means that you can get back to enjoying safe and clean drinking water quickly.

Why Choose Summit Drain & Plumbing for Trenchless Water Line Replacement

You want a company you can trust to perform waterline replacement. Summit Drain & Plumbing uses the latest water line installation technology so you can feel confident knowing the job is being done accurately. We believe in providing the highest level of customer service to make the water line replacement process less stressful. That’s why we offer 24/7 emergency repair service so you never have to worry about scrambling to find a repair company.

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When You Need Trenchless Water Line Replacement

Your sewer lines are buried deep beneath the ground, so it is not always apparent that there may be a problem ready to cause the lines to burst. The most common reasons for needing to do a trenchless water line replacement include:

  • Replacing Old Materials. Depending on the age of your home and your neighbourhood, your pipes may have reached the end of their life. Many years ago pipes were made of lead or galvanized steel which can break down over time. Lead pipes can also be a significant health risk so it is always a good idea to replace them as soon as possible. Corrosion in pipes can lead to cracking which can lead to water loss or water damage to your home. 
  • Home Additions. Are you starting a home renovation project and want to increase water capacities in your home, such as adding washrooms or water facilities? You may have to upgrade your water pipe system to provide enough water to service your home renovation. Check with your municipality to ensure your home renovation project meets local requirements for upgrades. 
  • Emergency Broken Water Line Replacement. It’s not just age that can cause pipes to burst. Changes in temperature such as extreme cold can cause the ground to heave, causing pipes to crack or burst. These same environmental pressures can cause sidewalks and roads to give way, causing pipes to burst under the pressure.

To ensure your trenchless water line repair is done right and with minimal impact, Summit Drain & Plumbing uses the ‘torpedo method’. This is when the contract uses a tunnel to install the new water lines. A steelhead is sent through the existing pipeline pulling the new pipes behind it. Next, a hydraulic ram pulls the cable with the head through the old damaged pipes to replace it with new ones, leaving your lawn untouched. 

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We understand many homeowners are concerned about the damage water line replacement may do to their lawns. We ensure our clients understand the entire process so they can feel confident that the job will be done right. 

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  • We will backfill any holes created during the sewer line replacement to restore the look of your landscaping. 
  • We then remove any excess soil and debris. 
  • Next, we tramp down the hole to make sure the soil is compact and will not wash away. 
  • We refinish your basement floors and complete any necessary clean-up. Don’t worry, we use drop sheets and plastic throughout the entire construction process to protect your floors and belongings. 
  • Once the job is complete, we get a final inspection from your local municipality to ensure everything meets their requirements. Check with your municipality if you qualify for any programs or grants to help cover the cost of repairs or replacements.

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If you are experiencing issues with your water lines, contact the professionals at Summit Drain & Plumbing. We offer our clients 24/7, 365-day emergency service backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Contact us today for a free estimate. 

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