Residential & Commercial

Trenchless Pipe Repair

TLC Technicians performing trenchless pipe repair

Albuquerque Trenchless Pipe Repair

Residential, Commercial & Municipal Pipe Rehab and Repair

TLC Plumbing & Utility has partnered with Warrior Trenchless Solutions to provide a new option in pipe rehab and repair. These new options allow for cost-effective and eco-friendly pipe repair. The Warrior Trenchless Pipe Rehabilitation System is designed to repair existing drainage and sewer lines.

TLC has been using this new trenchless technology to repair pipes in streets in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho without ripping up the asphalt. TLC also replaced sewer lines in townhouse communities without disturbing landscapes and digging trenches throughout the property. We are proud to offer the following trenchless technology capabilities:

  • Pipe Replacement & Rehab
  • Trenchless Point Repair
  • Video Pipeline Inspection

TLC Tech working on trenchless pipe repair

Benefits of Trenchless Pipe Repair

Repair your sewer line problem without the headache and hassle of having your yard dug up to locate the problem. Sewer problems are difficult already, let TLC repair your sewer or water line quickly and efficiently.

No Digging

Trenchless sewer or water line replacements are less invasive than traditional methods, save your yard and landscaping.


Because trenchless technology minimizes the time of traditional methods you save time and money.


Trenchless pipe repair is just as effective and durable as traditional pipe replacements and repairs.

Our Capabilities

TLC provides cost-effective, time-saving technologies for pipe rehabilitation and replacement for pipes ranking form 2 inches to 120 inches. We provide these types of services for residential, commercial, industrial, municipal and agricultural properties.

TLC Tech using drain video
Pipe Cleaning & Video Inspection

TLC has state-of-the-art mainline sewer line video and cleaning equipment. We are capable of cleaning and inspecting pipes between the sizes of 2″ and 120″. This gives you the ability to identify potential defects and problems that are unseen.

Burst Pipe Underground
Hydrostatic Pipe Bursting

Pipe bursting is a trenchless pipe repair replacement that utilizes the existing pipe to guide a bursting head that is pulling the new pipe to replace the old.

Pipe Replacement by TLC Technicians
Fold & Form PVC Pipe

Fold & FORM PVC is a trenchless pipe repair and rehab process that uses a special pipe on a reel that is heated to be flexible to be pulled through an existing pipe. Once it is pulled through it is inflated to form to the old pipe.

Cured in place pipe
Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP)

CIPP is a trenchless pipe rehabilitation technology that utilizes a felt line with a two-part epoxy to seal the pipe. CIPP is inverted with air pressure to repair the drainage or sewer line. This process can be installed from a drain cleanout or open excavation. CIPP is designed to meet specifics structural, chemical, and temperature requirements.

Sprayed in place pipe
Sprayed in Place Pipe (SIPP)

SIPP is a trenchless pipe repair process to repair a severely damaged pipe using a two-part epoxy spray to coat the pipe to prevent further damage.

inside of pipe before repair

Pipe Before Trenchless Pipe Repair

inside of pipe after repair

After Pipe Repair, Inside of New Pipe

How Does Trenchless Technology Work

TLC is always working to provide our customers with options that make pipe repairs and replacements as easy as possible. We know when you have major problems with your plumbing it can be very frustrating. TLC plumbing professionals are using trenchless technology systems to repair and replace underground plumbing for homes and businesses in Albuquerque. This new technology saves time and money. The biggest savings can be direct to the home or business owner because we no longer have to dig long trenches to replace the pipe. This saves on labor and avoids damaging yards, sidewalks, concrete or asphalt. Minimal digging is required so your yard can remain intact.

Our expert plumbers locate an open point to enter the existing pipe through either a manhole or dig an entry point and exit point. The new flexible pipe is pulled through the existing plumbing system using steam and heat that keeps the pipe flexible. Once the pipe is run through the existing pipe it begins to cool and form and completely covers the old broken pipe resulting in a new pipeline.

What Types of Pipes Can Be Repair with Trenchless Technology

This type of trenchless pipe replacement is called thermoform and can be installed through any existing pipe material including clay, brick concrete, steel culvert, and cast & ductile iron.

What makes this a better option?

This type of pipe repair and replacement uses a continuous pipe with no joints between entry points. This prevents root intrusion and exfiltration which is a common problem at the joints. It also has the following benefits:

  • Can replace pipes up to 36 inches in diameter
  • Faster installation than traditional repairs
  • Greater ability to conform to pipeline irregularities
  • Accommodates reasonable variations in diameter, pipe shape and size transitions