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Trenchless Pipe Bursting

trenchless pipe bursting head

Broken, clogged sewer lines and root problems are very common for any city. There are many problems with roots in sewer lines in Yuba City, Sacramento CA, Roseville CA, Rocklin CA, and surrounding areas. When the time comes for replacing your old sewer system there are different methods.

  1. Old excavation which could require destroying your driveway, breaking floors, excavating beautiful landscaping, and being very costly.

  2. Trenchless sewer repair and replacement

How does trenchless work for the homeowner?

At John’s Rooter & Plumbing Service, we specialize in different methods of trenchless sewer repair and replacement. We have been working in the Sacramento and Yuba area for many years and know which methods work best.


The most common methods are pipe bursting and trenchless pipe lining. Let's talk about trenchless pipe bursting. It requires 2 access points. One at the start point of the problem pipe and one at the end. A special cable is run through the old sewer system and a hydraulic puller pulls on the cable, which drags along a new pipe behind it. When the puller drives the new pipe in the old pipe will break and the puller will leave the new pipe in place. This is where the name pipe bursting comes from. It is called trenchless but it does require minimal excavation once again 2 access points. The trenchless pipe bursting happens in between the 2 access points just as pictured. This prevents the need to excavate the entire length of the pipe to be replaced, thus saving driveways, time, and money to the homeowner.

excavation the old sewer line replacement method
trenchless pipe
trenchless pipe replacement in action
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