Excavation & Repairs

Drain excavations and repairs are services offered by professional plumbing and drainage companies to address serious and extensive issues within underground sewer and drainage systems.

These services involve digging up and repairing or replacing damaged or deteriorated pipes, drains, and sewer lines.

Here is some important information about drain excavations and repairs:

1. Common Reasons for Drain Excavations and Repairs:

  • Collapsed Pipes: Drainage pipes can collapse due to age, ground settling, root intrusion, or other factors, causing severe blockages or backups.
  • Tree Root Intrusion: Tree roots can infiltrate drain and sewer pipes, leading to obstructions and damage.
  • Corrosion and Erosion: Over time, pipes can corrode or erode, leading to leaks and structural weaknesses.
  • Cracks and Breaks: Cracks and breaks in pipes can result from various factors, including ground movement and temperature fluctuations.
  • Blockages: When traditional methods like snaking or hydrojetting fail to clear blockages, excavations may be necessary to identify and remove the source of the problem.

2. Service Process:

  • Assessment: The first step is to assess the extent and nature of the problem. This may involve video camera inspections or other diagnostic methods to determine the exact location and cause of the issue.
  • Excavation: In cases where repairs or replacements are necessary, the affected area is excavated to access the damaged or deteriorated pipes.
  • Repairs or Replacements: Depending on the extent of the damage, the plumbing professionals will either repair the existing pipes (if possible) or replace them with new, durable materials.
  • Backfill and Restoration: After the repairs are completed, the excavated area is backfilled, and any landscaping or structures disturbed during the excavation are restored as closely as possible to their original condition.

3. Materials Used:

The choice of materials for repairs or replacements may vary, but common options include PVC, HDPE, or concrete pipes, depending on the specific requirements and local building codes.

4. Permits and Regulations:

Drain excavations and repairs often require permits from local authorities, as they can impact public infrastructure. A reputable service provider will be knowledgeable about local regulations and obtain the necessary permits.

5. Cost:

The cost of drain excavations and repairs can vary widely depending on factors like the extent of damage, the depth of the pipes, the materials used, and local labour costs. It’s essential to get a detailed quote from a qualified professional.

6. Preventive Measures:

To reduce the likelihood of future drain problems, property owners are encouraged to engage in regular maintenance and take precautions like avoiding planting trees near drain lines and not disposing of items that can clog drains.

7. Professional Service: Drain excavations and repairs are complex and labour-intensive tasks that should be performed by experienced and licensed plumbing professionals. DIY attempts can often lead to further damage and additional costs.

8. Warranty:

All services are covered by our standard warranties