Green Tech

Trenchless Technology

Bluewater™ presents a less costly and less disruptive way to repair damaged pipes. It’s called Trenchless Technology and it allows us to repair faulty drain, sewer, drinking water and steam pipes without excavating underground systems or opening building walls and foundation. Trenchless is the less expensive, less time-consuming and environmentally superior approach to rehabilitating your pipes.

And unlike most companies, bluewater offers a full range of coating and relining trenchless solutions for all types and sizes of pipes wherever they are.

Trenchless Benefits

  • Significant cost savings over conventional excavation techniques
  • Reduces facility downtime
  • Reduces carbon emissions
  • No destruction to structure or landscape, and little disruption to normal routine
  • Restores structural integrity, prevents root intrusion and increases flow capacity
  • Mold or asbestos that may be in existing structures aren’t exposed or disturbed

No matter the project size, we will provide free estimates and detailed explanations of what we can do for you and how we will do it. Call us today and one of our experienced account representatives will visit your location, assess your needs and turn around proposals quickly and efficiently. And if it's an emergency, no problem. We also offer 24/7 emergency response services. At bluewater™, we are committed to providing you with the highest level of professional service.

Sewer Overview (for drinking water and steam pipe solutions, click here): Sewer drain pipes frequently create havoc for property owners and managers. Sewers back up due to aging lines, root intrusion, calcification and ground movement from seismic activity, costing property owners millions of dollars annually in damage to their property structures and landscaping and millions more in increased taxes due to crumbling underground infrastructure of municipalities.

In addition to the expense and inconvenience, backed up sewage creates health risks such as contamination from mold and harmful bacteria. Backups also cause sewers to overflow, spewing deadly waste into our streets, waterways and beaches.

Trenchless Technology offers an alternative to sewer drain replacement.

Commonly referred to as Cured in Place Piping (CIPP), this technique creates a new structural pipe within the existing pipe using special epoxy resins. CIPP has been around for 25 years, but advances in materials and installation technology have allowed this proven method to be applied to an ever-wider range of pipe repair and restoration projects.

There are three primary types of CIPP insertion: the ‘pull-in-place’ (PIP) method,  the "push" method and the ’inversion’ method. Bluewater utilizes all three methods, but usually deploys liners using the ‘pull-in-place’ (PIP) method, where the liner is pulled into position where needed, filled with epoxy, cured into place and then carefully checked for smoothness and structural integrity. The greatest advantage of PIP is that it allows the liner to negotiate sharp turns and angles; it also gives us the option of lining only the area in need of repair, saving on time, money and materials.

The Trenchless Technology process consists of four steps:

  • First, the lines are evaluated with a remote video camera to determine what’s needed to resolve the problem;
  • Next, the lines are cleaned and prepped;
  • Then the liner is pulled into place;
  • Finally, the video camera is used again, this time to inspect and record the finished job.

The end result is the creation of a smooth and seamless pipe within a pipe that will perform even better and last longer than the original: roots cannot penetrate the new “jointless” pipe and calcification can no longer occur because the deposits will not adhere to the inner walls of the new epoxy barrier-lined pipe.

Best of all, the whole process is done without excavation of in-ground pipes or the opening of walls or foundations.

Millions of linear feet of pipeline have been saved using the pull-in-place process. Since every project is unique, we appreciate the opportunity to discuss your particular situation. Please call 866-4-WHYDIG, chat online with a customer service rep, or email a question to to get analysis and advice from one of our technology experts.

Once you’ve worked with bluewater, you’ll understand why we say “any pipe . . . anywhere.”