Video Inspection

Our (Ridgid SeeSnake) state-of-the-art camera and a video monitor digitally record the results of the inspection. We provide you with a copy of the video recording on a flash drive and submit the results on a flash drive to appropriate local utility companies or city agencies to help manage your sewer repair project and upcoming sewer compliance requirements.

The process works by inserting a high-resolution camera through the sewer pipe from the cleanout to the City’s sanitary main. We closely inspect for any breaks or blockages in the sewer line. Video images are sent to the camera operator and radio transmitter recording the depth and the location of your sewer lateral. We look for any damages to the mainline and determine if there are any roots intruding and plugging up the sewer line. Our camera can detect offset joints in the pipe, broken or collapsed pipes, off-grade pipes, blockages in the line, and leaking joints.

Sewer Line Video Inspection cost: SLO Trenchless charges $300 for residential video inspection, and most inspections are completed within one hour. (Sewer line inspection costs varies if more time is required, or if the lines are plugged and need to be cleared in order to perform the inspection.) The $300 fee includes all setup, inspection, and clean-up time, and time for you to talk to our knowledgable service technician and get direct answers to your sewer later line concerns.

There are times a camera inspection may cost more.

Sewer Line Locating

Our camera identifies the exact location and depth of your sewer line.The camera inserted into the line sends a signal to the locator above ground allowing us to mark the exact location of the sewer line in paint or chalk. This valuable information allows us to identify the exact location of where the problem is in the line, and eliminates any guess work towards resolving the problem.

Trenchless Sewer Lateral Repair and Replacement

The trenchless method is a fairly new technology. A torpedo shaped metal bursting head is attached to a steel cable that is pulled through the existing sewer line The bursting head splits the old existing pipe and pushes it out of the way as the new pipe is pulled through bursting the old pipe in place as it’s replacing it with the new pipe. The existing line is a conduit used to pull the new pipe through.

This method of sewer line replacement typically requires digging 2 small holes- one where the pipe begins at the point of connection to the house- and one where the pipe ends in the street at the City’s main line. This process eliminates the need to dig a trench the entire length of the line as required by conventional methods, thereby preserving your landscaping, lawn, sidewalk and your driveway. No mess, no fuss, just 2 holes that are professionally repaired and replaced back to it’s original condition. No need to redo your landscaping or front lawn, cutting down the inconvenience to you and the overall expense of the repair job.

Trenchless sewer line replacement method otherwise known as pipe bursting, can be the most cost effective and least disruptive option available.

SLO Trenchless solves sewer problems others cannot. Other companies, City Inspectors, and property owners call up SLO Trenchless to solve more complicated wastewater problems. Most of our repair jobs are straight forward; because our team’s depth of experience and knowledge. Our team meets regularly to share our plumbing experience, which gives you the benefit of decades of problem-solving.

The new pipe that is used is called High Density Polyethylene HDPE. It is a much heavier plastic than ABS or PVC and better withstands the earth movement common to San Luis Obispo County area. HDPE pipe is fused together on site resulting in a continuous non-joint line from end to end. It’s superior to other materials in that there are no joints where roots can penetrate the pipe. It has a lifespan guarantee of over 50 years.

Concrete Work

Our crews are licensed contractors and have performed numerous jobs pouring concrete on large and small jobs throughout the county. If we pothole through your concrete walkway to create one of the required points of entry, we will repair the concrete area back to looking like new.

Street Repair

We have a Class A – General Engineering License, that allows us to do repair work in the public street. Since one of our potholes is usually located in the street in order to access the City’s main sewer line, we cut open the street to create a pothole for our equipment, and repair the street back to the requirements of the City’s Public Works Standard Specifications and Engineering Standards.

Traffic Control

We carefully examine the traffic pattern of vehicles traveling along your street and prepare a traffic control plan that we submit to the City for approval. Our street signs and traffic control equipment are placed in accordance with our City approved traffic plan, and if necessary we provide a person to work in the street to flag cars.

USA Street Markings

Before we start any job we have all of the utility lines on the property marked and identified on the street by Underground Service Alert (U.S.A.). They come out and clearly mark other utility lines on the property such as water lines, gas lines, electrical lines and cable lines. They do not mark your sewer line. Knowing where other utility lines are located helps us avoid any service interruptions and possible damage to other utility lines that might be located near your sewer line.