Sewer Line
Replacement
Alta Loma Plumbing can repair or replace water and sewer lines to correct a
number of problems, including:  

•  Broken, cracked, offset or collapsed pipe — damaged pipes due to shifting
soil, frozen ground, settling, etc.

•  Blockage — grease buildup or a foreign object is restricting or prohibiting
proper flow and/or cleaning of the line.

•  Corrosion — the pipe has deteriorated and/or broken, causing collapses in the
line and restricting flow.

•  Bellied pipe — a section of the pipe has sunk due to ground or soil conditions,
creating a valley that collects paper and waste.

•  Leaking joints — the seals between pipes have broken, allowing water to
escape into the area surrounding the pipe.

•  Root infiltration — tree or shrub roots have invaded the sewer line, preventing
normal cleaning and/or have damaged the line.

•  Off-grade pipe — existing pipes are constructed of substandard material that
may have deteriorated or corroded.

Traditional Repair Method
Sewer line repairs are typically performed using the "open cut" or "trench"
method to gain access to the area surrounding the damaged portion of the pipe.
A backhoe may be used to open and refill the work area.  

Trenchless Repair Methods
Trenchless repair causes less damage than traditional repair methods, and is
our next step in quality sewer maintenance with less environmental impact.  

•  Pipe Bursting
We make small access holes where the damaged pipe starts and ends. Using
your broken sewer line as a guide, our hydraulic machine pulls full-sized
replacement pipe through the old path and breaks up the damaged pipe at the
same time. The new pipe is highly resistant to leaks and root intrusion, with a
long life expectancy.

•  Pipe Relining
Relining is the process of repairing damaged sewer pipes by creating a "pipe
within a pipe" to restore function and flow. Epoxy relining materials mold to the
inside of the existing pipe to create a smooth new inner wall, similar to the lining
found in food cans.   

Many times, pipe relining can be performed through a building's clean-out
access and often requires little digging. Pipe relining may be used to repair root-
damaged pipes, seal cracks and holes, fill in missing pipe and seal joint
connections underground, in roof drain pipes, in storm lines and under concrete.
The relined pipe is seamless and durable, and all materials used in the relining
process are non-hazardous.

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