What Is the Average Cost of a Sewer Repair Job?


Trenchless sewer repairs are many things. They are less messy that traditional dig and replace sewer repairs. They are longer lasting repairs compared to traditional methods. They are often completed within a day and far quicker than most traditional repairs.

They are often repairs that can be completed without disrupting water service to the home or business being serviced. One of the main advantages of trenchless sewer repairs is the cost. They are the most affordable of sewer repairs. Let’s look closer at the average cost of a trenchless sewer repair job.

Pipe Bursting

This is where a hardened steel head is attached to a new pipe and is pulled through an old pipe. The head breaks apart the pipe being replaced leaving behind a new pipe in its place. Pipe bursting costs between $60 and $200 per foot. In other words, to replace a complete sewer pipe with pipe bursting the cost will be between $3,500 and $20,000.

Slip Lining/Relining

This is where a new poly pipe is installed inside an existing pipe, which is used as a host to hold and form the new pipe. There are a number of different repairs that fall under this category but the all achieve the same thing–they provide a new inner skin for a pipe that is cracking, leaking or has some other damage that does not require complete replacement. This process will cost between $80 and $250 per foot or between $4,000 and $25,000 for a typical home sewer line repair.

Video Camera Inspection

A video camera inspection is how a trenchless plumbing company can observe the condition of a sewer pipe without actually digging it out of the ground. A camera is inserted into the pipe from a hole dug down to the pipe connection. Expect this to cost anywhere between $100 and $800.


The prices quoted here are averages and can be affected by local ordinances, permit fees and associated fees and rate schedules.

The Benefits Of Trenchless Sewer Repairs

Aside from those listed above, trenchless sewer repairs use a method that is environmentally friendly in that your yard, sidewalk, landscaping, driveway and street do not receive any damage. The traditional dig and replace method is effective but leaves behind a great deal of damage to your property. If you have a beautiful backyard that has taken years to completely finish with plant life and landscaping, imagine what it would look like if a couple of giant trenching machines rolled in and through it to repair your sewer line. Trenchless methods involve digging but not much more than small holes to access pipe connection locations. For the most part, landscaping is untouched.

Need More Information?

In the St. Louis area trenchless sewer repairs are conducted by Nu Flow St. Louis. The professional plumbers there have adopted the trenchless method and use it daily. To find out more about the cost of a sewer repair at your home or business contact Nu Flow St. Louis for a quote. They will visit your property and put together an accurate quote for service. Call them today at 314-856-3262.


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