When you encounter plumbing problems such as broken pipes, the first thing that probably comes to mind is to solve the issue quickly and effectively. This is because issues like sewage backup or clogs can be hazardous. However, you could be torn between choosing the traditional or innovative trenchless sewer line replacement method. Read on to get a clearer view that can help you make the most suitable decision.

Difference between Trenchless and Traditional sewer line Replacement/Repair

Traditional sewer line repair involves excavating the damaged pipe from the ground and replacing it with a new one. This process can be tasking because it requires extensive digging or digging equipment to make it possible.
Trenchless sewer line repair, on the other hand, involves using advanced plumbing techniques to effectively repair your sewer line without digging up huge portions of land.
Trenchless sewer line repair works without any form of digging. First, the plumber accesses your piping through the toilet. All the debris and dirt are cleaned using pressure jets. Once clean, the plumber installs a special type of liner from the inside of the pipework.

The liner closes all holes, leaks, breakages, aging, and root damages that can be effectively repaired using this method.

Below are some other factors that differentiate traditional sewer repair from trenchless sewer repair.


Traditional sewer line repair can be more expensive than trenchless repair. The traditional method involves digging up land, which could damage your property. This could lead to more repair costs in the long run. You end up ruining your yard, damaging walkways, and messing up your landscaping. All of which will cost much more to repair.
If the damaged pipe is located underneath, you might be required to repair your sidewalk, floor, or lawn after the repair process is complete.

Trenchless sewer line replacement is relatively cost-friendly because your plumber doesn’t need to excavate the damaged pipe, which leads to less property damage. Trenchless methods also involve replacing your pipes with more durable ones, which reduces repair costs in the future.


Traditional sewer line replacement takes longer to complete compared to trenchless sewer line replacement. This is because traditional sewer line replacement requires your plumber to dig trenches to expose the damaged pipe, repair or replace, and cover up the new pipe.

On the other hand, trenchless sewer line repair requires less time to complete since minimal digging is required. The innovative trenchless technology makes it easy for your plumber to access the damaged pipe and repair it within a short time.


Traditional sewer line repair can cause ecological damage due to invasive digging. Your plants and lawn could be dug up causing damage to the earth. Trenchless technology makes use of innovative technologies that preserve the earth making it an eco-friendly alternative.

Traditional sewer line replacement can be an effective method of restoring your plumbing system. However, this method can be time-consuming, and expensive. Alternatively, you can opt for trenchless sewer line replacement or repair, which is faster and more effective. If you require more information, reach out to us today.