Trenchless Sewer Repair Made Simple

Nobody likes a yard torn apart for sewer repair. The noise, the mess, and the inconvenience can make it feel like a nightmare. But guess what? There’s a modern solution that eliminates the need for extensive digging. It’s called trenchless sewer repair, and it’s a game-changer for homeowners. Keep reading to learn what trenchless sewer repair is and its three popular methods: lining, coating, and bursting.  

Understanding Trenchless Sewer Repair 

Trenchless sewer repair—also known as “no-dig” or “trenchless technology”—is a modern approach to fixing sewer line issues without needing large-scale excavation. Instead of digging up your yard, trenchless methods use specialized equipment to access and repair your sewer lines with minimal disruption. 

Three Common Trenchless Methods 

Lining: This method involves inserting a flexible liner into your existing sewer line. This liner is typically made of resin and fits snugly inside the damaged pipe. Once in place, it is cured to create a new, smooth interior surface. This method is excellent for fixing cracks, leaks, and small structural issues without excavation.

Coating: Coating, or epoxy lining, is similar to the lining method but is primarily used for smaller issues like corrosion and minor cracks. A special epoxy coating is applied to the pipe’s interior, creating a durable, smooth surface that extends the life of your sewer line. This method can often be completed in just a few hours.

Bursting: Bursting is ideal for cases where the sewer line needs replacement, not just repair. It involves breaking the old pipe apart while simultaneously pulling a new one in its place. This method is especially useful for pipes that have severely deteriorated, collapsed, or been invaded by tree roots.

How Trenchless Sewer Repair Works 

The magic behind trenchless sewer repair lies in advanced technology and equipment. Here’s how it works: 

  1. Inspection: A professional plumber inspects your sewer line using a camera to identify the issue and assess its severity. This step is crucial in determining which trenchless method is best suited for your situation.

  2. Preparation: Before any repair work begins, the pipe needs to be cleaned to ensure the lining or coating adheres properly. In cases of bursting, a small access hole is created at either end of the affected section.

  3. Lining, Coating, or Bursting: The chosen trenchless method is applied (as mentioned earlier), without the need for extensive digging. For lining and coating, the materials are cured in place. For bursting, the old pipe is replaced with a new one in a single, seamless process.

  4. Inspection and Testing: After the repair is complete, another camera inspection is done to ensure the issue has been resolved and the sewer line is in good working condition.

  5.  Minimal Restoration: Trenchless repair saves you from the headaches of yard restoration after the work is done. The small access holes are filled, leaving your landscape largely undisturbed.

For more information about trenchless pipe repair, check out this Goettl Homeowner Tip on YouTube.

Why You Should Choose Trenchless 

Trenchless sewer repair is a homeowner’s dream come true when it comes to sewer line issues. It’s less invasive, quicker, and more cost-effective than traditional digging methods. Whether you’re dealing with a minor leak or need a complete replacement, trenchless methods like lining, coating, and bursting are viable solutions that will save your yard and your peace of mind.  


When it comes to trenchless sewer repair, you want a professional, reliable service provider. Goettl Air Conditioning & Plumbing is a trusted name in the industry, offering expert plumbing services, including trenchless sewer repair. With Goettl’s expertise and cutting-edge technology, you can resolve your sewer issues with minimal disruption to your property. Choose Goettl and contact us today! 


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