Main Sewer Line Repair and Replacements
When Sewer Lines Fail
Older sewer lines were manufactured from clay or cast iron, with both types subject to breaks in the line over time. Often the most obvious result is that tree roots, attracted to the leaks that result, work their way into the pipes, pushing the pipes further apart.
Signs of a break in the sewer line include persistent clogging in the drains, sewage backing up into the toilet or basement, escalating water/sewage bills, or the smell of sulphur.
Sewer Line Inspections
Our company can conduct video inspections of the line, as an essential preventive strategy before problems arise, or when you’re already experiencing symptoms. Our certified technicians will clean and flush out the system, then use our camera to thoroughly investigate the entire length of the line.
Once we have found any potential or existing problem in the line, we’ll present you with options for addressing the issue.
When invading tree roots are damaging the pipes, cutting the roots out or hydro-jetting them will keep them from causing more extensive damage. Usually tree root removal is a temporary measure until a more permanent solution can be carried out. The pipe will still need to be removed and replaced. The work could be limited to a section of pipe, or the whole line might need to be addressed.
Conventional Trenching Method
The traditional method calls for excavating a trench to remove the old pipe and install the replacement. This method is the most disruptive, but depending on conditions, could be the best solution for ensuring quality replacement.
When circumstances allow, we can install new pipes without full-scale excavation, using trenchless methods.
The pipe-bursting method involves pulling a new pipe through the path of the old pipe, breaking the old one along the way. C
When the condition of the existing pipe allows, a CIPP lining can be used. The CIPP — Cured-in-Place Pipe — lining is installed inside the existing pipe, by feeding it into an access point, then pulling it through to the end point.
Each trenchless method limits excavation to the access and end points, reducing the extent of restoration costs.
Count on Us
Rest assured that our company will find the least invasive, most cost-effective solution for your sewer line that meets all the requirements for quality work. Whether you’re in the middle of an emergency or want to be prepared, we’re ready to help.