Dammed Lateral Causes Headaches for Plumber

Pipe bursting enables a Louisiana contractor to replace a blocked sewer lateral after a failed directional boring attempt.
Dammed Lateral Causes Headaches for Plumber
Under the mud and wrapped around the bursting head is a 4-inch cast iron check valve. The TRIC C20 pipe bursting system pulled it through a 4-inch clay tile lateral with a 45-degree elbow and a wye, then 60 feet to the pit.

For more than 25 years, blockages and backups were a way of life for the owners of a two-story pier-and-beam house in Shreveport, La. In 2011, local service provider Pioneer Comfort Systems began responding to emergencies. The HVAC and plumbing experts handle residential and...

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