How We Help With Cast Iron Sewer Replacement in San Antonio
Our Expert Plumbers Replace Damaged Cast Iron Pipes
San Antonio’s history dates back to the 17th century. The city has seen a long trend of architectural and construction styles, and among them is the evolution of the sewage system.
Builders before the 1960s used galvanized and cast iron pipes for sewer lines; if your home was built in that period, there’s a good chance that your sewers are made of cast iron. It wasn’t until the 70s that PVC became more popular, thanks to the improved extrusion methods for manufacturing sewer line pipes.
Get in touch with Accurate Leak and Line if you are moving into a house or renting a building built during the early 60s. Cast iron sewers were built to last some 80 to 100 years, but they will have likely developed structural defects by now.
Accurate Leak and Line offers complete cast iron sewer pipe replacement. We begin with an initial assessment, followed by hydrostatic pressure testing and an in-pipe video inspection to identify the exact location of the damaged pipe.
We are equipped and highly trained in trenchless cast iron sewer pipe replacement and repair. We’ll take a purely non-invasive route if our assessment shows that we can rehabilitate your sewer without excavating your property. Without cosmetic damage to your yard or building, you won't have to pay extra for their repair.
We can also perform traditional sewer repairs if the damage is so severe that digging out the old pipes is the best long-term solution. If you prefer this method, our San Antonio area cast iron sewer replacement service is the best choice.
Our San Antonio Cast Iron Sewer Replacement Services
Dependable and Cost-Effective Pipe Rehabilitation for Homes and Businesses
Nu-Flow Trenchless Pipelining Installation
The Nu-Flow trenchless pipelining technique is ideal for spot repairs in cast iron sewer pipes with minimal damage. This method attaches an epoxy-soaked, structural felt lining to the damaged area of a cast iron pipe. Then, we use an inflatable bladder to put the epoxy lining in place and seal the cracks and punctures on the tube. When we’re done, your sewer will be seamless and good as new – as though we’ve replaced the pipes.
Blown-in Epoxy Coating
Another trenchless repair strategy that we use at Accurate Leak and Line is applying an epoxy coating to the inner wall of a damaged pipe. This non-invasive pipe relining strategy is a great alternative to cast iron sewer pipe replacement. Instead of excavating your sewer line, we will blast its inner lining with epoxy, hardening and sealing all leaks in the pipe. It’s faster, cleaner, and more affordable than traditional pipe replacement.
Traditional Cast Iron Sewer Replacement
Accurate Leak and Line also offers traditional cast iron sewer pipe replacement, which requires excavation of the sewer line. We recommend it when blown-in epoxy is impractical and overhauling the sewer system is more sustainable in the long run. Some cases also require a combination of traditional and trenchless repairs. You have everything to gain when you call our plumbers, who are adept at both sewer repair methods.
Hydrostatic Pressure Testing
Hydrostatic pressure testing is one of the diagnostic tests we conduct at Accurate Leak and Line. This test determines if part of a sanitary sewer system has leaks or structural defects. We do this by blocking a section with inflatable test balls, then injecting water into the isolated stretch of cast iron pipe. If the lowest open drain doesn’t fill with water or the water level drops, that section of the sewer system might have leaks or defects. Our experienced crew can perform this test with minimal disturbance to your property and home or business routine.
After concluding a hydrostatic pressure test, we often follow up with an in-line video inspection. It’s not enough to discover that a pipe system might have leaks; we must pinpoint the exact location of the damage to repair them. Our diagnostics team uses in-line infrared video cameras with long leads that can reach deep into cast iron sewer lines. Since we’ll have identified the general location of the leaks via hydrostatic pressure testing, all that’s left is to monitor the live video feed and check the inner walls of the cast iron pipes for cracks and other structural defects.
Plumbing Inspection for Real Estate
If selling your home commercial establishment has always been part of your plans, you need to ensure your sewers are perfect. Our San Antonio area cast iron sewer replacement crew can give your sanitary sewer lines a thorough inspection and identify any issues that require repairs or replacements. If you address problems with your property’s cast iron sewer line before selling, you’re more likely to sell your property at a higher price. At the very least, buyers can’t use old sewer pipes as a reason to negotiate a lower price.
Why Choose Accurate Leak and Line
For San Antonio Cast Iron Sewer Replacement
Trained Master Plumbers With Two Decades of Experience
Since 2002, Accurate Leak and Line has rehabilitated sanitary sewer lines for residential and commercial clients in San Antonio. We have extensive experience and use modern trenchless plumbing technology to avoid damaging your property. We’re also skilled in conventional excavations and pipe rerouting, making us the most capable crew to replace your cast iron sanitary sewer system.
Our plumbing crew has spent the last 20 years improving individually and as a team of cast iron sewer replacement technicians. As San Antonio’s trusted plumbing company, we’ve addressed many problems involving sanitary sewer lines in residential and commercial properties. So if an issue crops up in your home or business, we’ve most likely seen it and solved it before. Anytime your sewer system needs an inspection or repair, call Accurate Leak and Line.
Licensed Master Plumbers
All our technicians are certified by OSHA. We are trained to work in confined spaces and observe safety precautions to ensure everybody’s well-being, whether we’re digging trenches or doing non-invasive pipe rehabilitation. We also work with Texas Master plumbers for San Antonio area cast iron sewer replacement. A master license means a plumber is legally allowed to provide specialized services like cast iron pipe replacement to the public.
Respectful Of Your Property
When replacing damaged cast iron sewer pipes, we stay mindful of the property we’re in, taking care to minimize the inevitable disturbance to your business or household. We work quickly and methodically to wrap up as soon as possible without compromising work quality. And when we do need to dig on a client’s turf, we make sure to backfill the trenches and pack the soil tightly to make the yard smooth again. Our professional crew will treat your property with as much care and respect as we do our own.
A visit from Accurate Leak and Line instantly brings value to your property. Our onsite diagnostic tests, for example, help us determine the cause of your sewer problems and pinpoint the exact location of the defects in your pipes. It allows us to solve the problem with no delay, sparing you additional labor costs or a more expensive problem down the line. And because we’re experts in trenchless pipe replacements, you can avoid the extra expense of redoing your landscaping or repairing the damaged concrete on your driveway or basement.
Strategic and Systematic
We always have a plan when visiting a client’s property. You might call us for a consultation and inspection of your cast iron sewer lines, and we’ll arrive with our trusty diagnostics equipment. Once we determine the cause and locate the problem with your sanitary sewer pipes, we’ll propose which replacement strategy – trenchless or traditional – will work best. If you agree with our proposal and the estimated cost, we’ll study the lay of the land and map out the specifics on how to reroute, reline, or overhaul your cast iron sewer pipes.
No two pipe systems are alike, even if the same team constructed them. Master plumbers must be mindful of different environments and adapt their services to the current situation when necessary. For our team, this means exploring all possible means to reroute damaged cast iron pipes situated under a house’s foundation or relining old pipes with epoxy instead of digging through the basement floor. We recognize the unique circumstance in each property we work on and provide the appropriate services.