Jim Dandy’s Excavation Contractors: Sewer Line Replacement & Repair
Does your side sewer line need repair? Call 206-633-1141
The idea of having your side sewer line repaired at your home or your place of business using costly excavation can be overwhelming.
Don’t be afraid if your side sewer line needs repair. We are experts in all types of sewer, drain cleaning and plumbing repair. Our certified technicians and plumbers have all the tools and equipment necessary to handle any commercial or residential sewer line repair job. Jim Dandy possesses the largest fleet of heavy equipment to handle virtually any size excavation or side sewer line repair.
Our trenchless side sewer line repair jobs range from $1,500 to up to $1 million. We can repair side sewer lines in historic neighborhoods with old, aging pipes. And we can handle new construction, and commercial sewer line repair as well.
Sewer Line Repair Options
Repairing side sewer lines is done using a variety of methods. The goal of any sewer line repair project is to cause as little disruption to the landscaping, sidewalks, yards, and patios as possible. There are options that require no excavation, like CIPP, Pipe Bursting and Point Repair.
This is great news to homeowners and businesses that have a damaged side sewer lines and do not want to spend thousands of dollars for expensive excavation. Unfortunately, sometimes excavation cannot be avoided.
Using our video inspection and sewer locating technology, we determine the damage and asses whether we can use a trenchless repair method, like CIPP, Pipe Bursting or Point Repair. If we cannot use a trenchless method then traditional open trench excavation may be required. Sometimes the pipes are too damaged and damaged in too many locations, in this case trenchless technology may not be an option.
Sewer Line Repair Experts
Because our technicians are trained and certified plumbers you can be assured that the method we use will be the most cost effective, efficient, and affordable. Our sewer and plumbing experts will assess your sewer line and make a recommendation to repair it using one the following methods:
Open Trench Excavation
This is the most commonly used method of sewer repair and construction. Using a backhoe, we dig up the old pipes and replace them with new ones. Once the old pipe is replaced, the trench is backfilled. This process can be expensive and messy and we will try and avoid it at all costs especially if we can use more modern techniques like Trenchless Repair, Pipe Bursting or CIPP as an alternative.
Trenchless technology to repair a side sewer line allows us to repair your drain and sewer lines without excavating across your property. Additionally, trenchless repairs are more cost effective than excavation. With trenchless repair our technicians locate a single access point to the sewer line, from there we clean the existing pipeline using a hydrojet.
There are a few types of trenchless repair methods:
- Cured in Place Pipelining or CIPP also Called Sewer Pipe Lining If we can insert a lining into the existing pipe we pull it through and inflate it into the damaged pipe. The lining is held in place with a epoxy that cures in place.
- Pipe Bursting (Pipebursting) Pipe bursting is a trenchless method of replacing buried pipelines (such as sewer, water, or natural gas pipes) without the need for a traditional construction trench. “Launching and receiving pits” replace the trench needed by conventional pipe-laying.
- Point Repair A flexible pipe is inserted into the existing damaged pipe. This inserted pipe is installed by just digging one hole and therefore does not require major excavation, or the need to dig a trench. This is why it is also sometimes called point repair because it typically requires the plumber to just create one hole or access point.