Sommerville & Son Plumbing can replace your water main line from the city hook up to your home without digging up your entire lawn.

Using a cable system that feeds through the existing pipe, we can pull in a new line!

This remarkable technology has saved businesses and municipalities a great deal of time and money over the years, thanks to the fact that it removes the need to dig up roads, walkways or lawns.

What homeowners may be unaware of is the fact that this same technology is available to them now too, thanks to the expert plumbers at Sommerville & Son Plumbing and Heating. We have all the necessary equipment and knowledge required to help fix your underground pipes and drainage systems, without having to tear apart your yard.

How Trenchless Repairs Work

Sommerville and Son is pleased to be able to provide residents in the Coquitlam and the Tri-cities area with this convenient way to quickly solve any issues they may be experiencing with their underground water main lines.


Pipe Pull 

The pipe pull technique uses a relatively simple device to perform two tasks at one time. First, we dig two holes at either end of the pipe that is going to be replaced. We then insert a specially designed, pointed bursting head into one end of the pipe. This bursting head travels down the line and breaks up the old pipe in order to make room for the new one, which it is simultaneously pulling into place behind the original pipe. With virtually no excavation at all, you can have a brand new pipe installed directly in place of your old one.

Infographic that showing you how we can replace your main water line:

Trenchless water line repair


At Somerville & Son, you can count on the fact that our team of friendly plumbing experts will be able to provide you with the latest in repair technology and advice on how to maintain your household plumbing system.

Call us today or go online to request an appointment with one of our staff. Since 1969, we have been keeping things running smoothly for residents in the Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam and Port Moody area, and we will continue to get the job done right for you.