Trenchless Sewer Lining to the Rescue for the Chicago Skyway Toll Bridge
The Chicago Skyway operations offices and maintenance facilities are located underneath the skyway toll plaza. A torrential rainstorm strikes and the 60+ year facilities were flooded, forcing the facilities staff out of their headquarters.
The ceilings were caving in because of the aging, deteriorating pipes that remove the stormwater from the plaza above.
They called us out, American Trenchless Technologies, the industry-leading sewer lining company in the greater Chicago area.
Our crew came out and solved the problem without any costly and disruptive open-cut excavations. The Skyway staff was back in business and major problems were solved quickly and efficiently.
About the Chicago Skyway Toll Bridge
Built by the City of Chicago in 1958, the Chicago Skyway Toll Bridge (also known as the “Skyway”) is a 7.8-mile-long toll road that connects the Indiana Toll Road to the Dan Ryan Expressway on Chicago’s South Side. The main feature of the Skyway is a 1⁄2-mile-long steel truss bridge, known as the “High Bridge”. The bridge itself spans the Calumet River and Calumet Harbor, a major harbor for industrial ships – its main span extends 650 feet long and provides for 125 feet of vertical clearance.
The Skyway was operated and maintained by the City of Chicago until January 2005 when Skyway Concession Company, LLC assumed its operations under a 99-year operating lease. The lease agreement between Skyway and the City of Chicago was the first privatization of an existing toll road in the United States.
Based on 14 reviews
18:53 22 Sep 22
Relining my main saved thousands of dollars and I did not have to rip up my front landscape. Very professional team,... very clean, and polite. Some confusion during the quote phase but in the end this company gets my highest recommendation.read more
21:39 11 Sep 22
American trenchless has a team of skilled experts that comprehend their skilled craft 100%. There are always unknown... variables when it comes to lining, but their experience gives them the ability to foresee the calculated risks any job may present. If they cannot fix, repair, or correct your problem pipes, then nobody can. I am a 20+ year veteran of the plumbing industry who began early in my career with residential new construction, but grew to supporting some of the largest healthcare facilities in the nation where I found myself needing experts in the lining industry. I used other lining companies before finding American Trenchless Industries, and soon found myself questioning why I didn't look further for them initially. No plumbing solution requiring lining is easy, so this makes every job its own monster, and we had some of the most monsterous sewer issues for anyone. We had deteriorating pipes within the main hub of this hospital facility that served OR Sterilization, Operating Rooms, Supply Chain, and many more intricate hubs of a hospital facility that required drainage piping repair. American Trenchless Industries provided 100% attention to a planned solution as our window for completion did not provide anymore than 12-15 hours for completion. This was a weight of stress that I cannot fully help one comprehend, but these professionals were able to grasp this attentive precision and performed as needed to completely repair the main arteries of this facility's main drainage system. I cannot thank these guys enough for the skill, precision, and understanding they brought to the table. Thank You for your support and excellence! I look forward to working with you all in the near future. No matter big or small, this is the only team of lining professionals I will ever call.read more
15:09 06 Jul 21
Our nearly 100 year old house’s sewer line needed replacing. We were told, by the City of Geneva, about a trenchless... option. The only digging was a 2’x 4’ hole in my basement. All roots & debris were cleared and steam was used to cure a new lining in the existing clay pipe. The team was extremely knowledgeable and professional, working very hard and completing the process in one day.Well done, American Trenchless.read more
23:48 17 Feb 21
Mark and his crew are the greatest! I would recommend them to anyone who has plumbing issues..Honest, prompt and treats... your problem like his own. Great crew of guys too!!!read more
21:27 02 Sep 20
They take pride in their work and it shows. Highly recommend.
23:01 07 Jun 20
A impressive company. My sewer is 50 plus years old and was blocked. I called and the service rep showed up quickly to... run a camera thru and give me an estimate. Tree roots had blocked approx 60% of the sewer in multiple locations. They scheduled someone to clean it out using a hydro jet and it was done quickly and professionally. A camera allowed me to see the before and after and everything was explained in detail. This put me back in business. A week later a crew of four arrived to line my sewer. They were very professional and helpful in explaining the process to me. There were two sections of of 30' clay pipe each that needed to be lined. It took most of a full work day and they worked hard. They used steam to cure the new lining and therefore everything was done by the end of the day. I would highly recommend the company and staff to anyone who asks.read more
21:40 22 Apr 20
American Trenchless was awesome to work with they gave me a great price compared to all the other estimates I... received to replace my old sewer pipe with the Trenchless technology.The installation guys were hard workers, very professional and courteous. Plus the clean up after the project was complete was very good I would recommend this company to anyone they were really good at what the do.read more
17:51 13 Sep 19
Always great service
17:16 01 Aug 19
We share a common sewer line with 3 other homes. We interviewed a number of local companies and none of them were... willing to take on the task of lining the sewer due to the difficulties involved with opening the very small pipes from each of our homes. We contacted American Trenchless out of Illinois and contracted with them. The owner and workers were extremely professional and worked really hard with all of the homeowners. What we really appreciated the most was that even though there were several glitches due to the difficulty of the project, the company stood behind its work and followed up immediately.read more
Csilla M. Fisher
23:47 07 Mar 19
Highly recommended. Mark and team (Omar, Derek, Tom) have been easy to work with, very reliable, professional and... thorough. I loved the fact that my yard didn’t need to be dug up - Trenchless is the way to go. Also, great back office support.read more
21:35 01 Feb 19
Mark was incredible to work with. He was extremely diligent in identifying and solving our sewer problem. We recommend... him explicitly!read more
22:40 06 Sep 18
The lead installers Jacob and Andy we're outstanding!! Highly professional!!
20:06 20 Aug 18
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