On the Job: Pipe Bursting Saves Customer's Driveway

Arizona plumber uses trenchless technology to pull 60 feet of 4-inch pipe
On the Job: Pipe Bursting Saves Customer's Driveway
On the job in Sunnyslope, Arizona.

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Robert Garcia, a journeyman plumber with Option One Plumbing & Rooter in Phoenix, Arizona, needed to replace an existing Orangeburg pipe that was flaking in the bottom of the line and causing blockages.

“The customer didn’t want us to cut his concrete driveway or ruin his winter grass,” Garcia says. “To save him the headache, I used a TRIC (Tools) trenchless pulling system to install a new 4-inch SDR17 drain line.”

Garcia dug a hole near the home to connect with the new pipe and another near the sidewalk to connect with the existing Orangeburg.

“I was able to save the homeowner a bunch of money,” Garcia says. “He would have had a huge concrete bill to redo half of his driveway.”

See how it's done. Check out a similar pull below:

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