Sewer lines fail for several reasons.

The most common are water leaks from joints or couplers that are not water tight, And over time can erode the support out from under the pipe. Then tree roots can get in the sewer line. With the tree roots comes worms and bugs start to invade. Rats then invade the sewer line for food and shelter, They will dig under and around the sewer line and up to the surface, to get to bird seed, garbage cans, dog and cat food. If you see holes in a lawn that’s a good sign you have rats in the sewer line. The best way to stop rodents in your sewer is by a trenchless sewer repair. And we do sewer repairs estimate for free.

The next type are pipe made form material that’s not water tight, Old concrete pipe, Orangeburg pipe and Transite pipe. These types of pipe will leak very slowly over time and roots will grow under the pipe to get to the water and nutrients / plant food. This can go on without you knowing it and the sewer line will work for a very long time with no hint that pipe failure can happen, and the cost to repair the sewer line can be high, What can be done! Well if your house was built before 1980 it’s a good idea to have a sewer scope done, A sewer inspection will show you the type of pipe you have, concrete, transite, terracotta, Orangeburg, clay, or cast iron pipe. And will show you what shape it’s in, (Just like taking your car in for a servicing) this can give you time to plan for a sewer repair service to get it fixed. For what it costs versus what it can show you, it’s well worth it.

The third is a spot repair, this happens when there’s a transition of pipe, Concrete to terracotta

Ground rod through sewer

Ground rod through sewer

and Cast iron pipe to concrete is very common root intrusion point and is usually the first place for root intrusion to start, If you have a ranch house without a basement the cast iron to concrete is shallow and tree roots start to invade there. A spot repair can happen at a weak joint in the pipe, a line can have a broken fitting or crushed pipe form utility excavating and even a ground rod can push a hole in a sewer line. A spot repair is very common in a real estate transaction, With the home owner not knowing that the sewer needs a spot repair for the sale of the house.

Trenchless sewer repair means less digging in your yard and your wallet, For Portland and the surrounding cities is the most cost effective way to replace a sewer line. And there are two ways of doing trenchless sewer repair by pipe bursting is the most common way to do sewer replacement and the most cost effective way. Horizontal boring is the other method of doing it. Both have their place as to what they can do. That’s where our experience will make the difference. We can let you know the best way to get the job done. And of course a sewer inspection is one of the best ways to do that, it will show you what shape the pipe is in and if pipe bursting is going to work for your job. With new technology and good old hard work to get the job done right. We’ll get your sewer going again.

We can help with sewer repairs, Of all types, big pipe or small, small jobs and large. With trenchless sewer repair or excavation. Always a free estimate in these cities, Aloha, King City, Tigard ,Lake Oswego, Beaverton, Tualatin, Forest Grove, Milwaukie, Oregon City, Gladstone, West Linn, Portland, Cedar Mill, Gresham, Raleigh Hills, Wilsonville, Clackamas, Happy Valley, Hillsboro, Sherwood Scappoose, and St. Helens.