Sewer Line Inspection/Private
Sewer Lateral

Exceptional Sewer Line Inspection Services

Sewer lines are a vital part of our homes and businesses. Every time we use a sink, take a shower, or flush the toilet, our sewer lines perform a delicate balancing act to continue flowing. As property owners, we assume that whatever goes down the drain is gone, as long as it doesn’t come back up into the drain, that is. But there is much more to the story. Your sewer might be on the brink of failure or even already failing without you suspecting it until a dreaded backup occurs.

Some of the highest costs property owners face may be plumbing and sewer line repair or replacement. The damage that can come with flooding from broken or backed-up sewer lines can also be costly. The good news is that you can have peace of mind by getting a sewer line inspection done by US Trenchless of Sacramento.

When you select US Trenchless for your sewer line inspection needs, you can be sure that you are getting the very best. Our highly trained service technicians use state-of-the-art cameras and recording equipment to provide a real-time visual assessment that accurately identifies the sewer line condition and pinpoints any problem areas. If problems exist, we will provide a professional estimate of the cost for repairs, giving you the most accurate information possible and making informed decisions. If you need further work done, US Trenchless can handle that, too, without disrupting your life or landscaping. We specialize in pipe bursting and cured-in-place pipe (CIPP).

Per section 718.1 of the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC), sewer lines are required to be installed with a minimum grade (or slope) of not less than ¼ inch per foot. That doesn’t sound like much because it isn’t. The idea behind this requirement is that water breaks on a plane with a minimal grade. It’s best if the water doesn’t flow too fast; otherwise, it will “run” away from the solids. It means that your sewer line is barely draining when it’s brand new and working perfectly. Imagine what years of soil settling, pipe deterioration, and root intrusion can do.

There may be inflow and infiltration (I and I), allowing groundwater and stormwater to enter your pipes and tilt the delicate balance in your pipes even further out of whack. What’s frustrating is that you can’t see the effects of these problems until it’s too late. Let US Trenchless help.

History of Sewer Line Inspection
In the early 1980s, the camera was invented that could go into the sewer pipe. Finally, it was possible to see the problems and just how bad they were in real-time. Today, the technology has improved and become readily available; however, most people still aren’t taking advantage of the opportunity to identify and solve their sewer and pipeline problems. Most sewer line inspections are done as part of an emergency repair job. By this time, the sewer has stopped working entirely, creating problems that go far beyond what it would have taken to fix the problem earlier. All of this hassle and mess can be avoided, and thousands of dollars can be saved with a camera inspection of your pipeline by US Trenchless of Sacramento. Get a sewer line inspection and put your mind and wallet at ease.



Having US Trenchless perform a video inspection of your pipelines can address a number of issues and concerns, including:

  • Finding Inflow and Infiltration (I & I)
  • Finding Cracked, Broken or Collapsed Piping
  • Finding Leaking Joints
  • Finding Blockage, Corrosion, or Root Infiltration
  • Finding Manufacturer Defects
  • Finding Offset, Off-grade, or Bellied Piping
  • Checking the Function of Newly Installed Pipelines
  • Determining Points of Connection
  • Creating a Digital Map of Your Piping Systems
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Our Equipment

Our high-resolution cameras are the best in the industry. They enter the pipeline attached to the end of a flexible cable.


  • Able to Inspect Pipelines Ranging From 1 to 60 Inches in Diameter
  • Able to Locate Trouble Areas at a Depth of 20 or More Feet From Invert to Grade in Roadways
  • Hardened and Waterproof
  • Equipped With Powerful, High Wattage Lights

No-Fuss, No Muss Process

When US Trenchless comes out to perform a video inspection of a pipeline, the process is simple, non-destructive, and highly effective in finding any areas of concern. First, our certified technician places the camera into the pipeline. Then, as the camera is pushed through the piping, it records its voyage. The images recorded by the camera are immediately visible to the service technician, who processes the findings and provides a comprehensive diagnosis. The process takes very little time; the property remains clean and free of damage, without inconvenience to the seller. Help your clients make the best investment decisions by arming them with information about the location and condition of the pipelines for each property they are considering buying. At your request, inspection footage can be archived for future reference.

Our Guarantee

We guarantee our service meets or exceeds the ASTM and NASSCO standards for pipeline inspection and that our friendly, knowledgeable, and professional technicians will make the inspection process trouble-free.
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Contra Costa County, Santa Barbara County, and the City of Colfax (plus more) are agencies that require a sewer line to comply with watertight specifications when transferring a title for real property.