SEWER CONNECTIONS & REPAIRS
Sometimes old sewer lines can become overrun with plant roots, or they can break and collapse, causing the liquids inside to leak out into your home or lawn. The damage can become so extensive that they can't be repaired through less invasive methods such as drain cleaning, electrical snaking and jetting.
On the other hand, you may be constructing your dream home and need new sewer connections installed.
ADB Construction & Septic specializes in sewer excavation, installation, repair and connection.
HOW IT WORKS
Unless there are obvious signs of pipe failure, such as sewage spilling into your home or lawn, we would first complete a sewer line inspection to determine if the issue is in fact pipe failure or if it is a blockage. We always recommend the most appropriate, least expensive, and safest option.
If we determine that the issue is pipe failure, we would dig an open trench over the existing pipe (or where a new pipe would go) in order to expose it for inspection, repairs or replacement.
Once our work is complete, the trench is backfilled and we put down new grass seed or sod to repair the damage to your lawn.
REASONS FOR DIGGING UP A NEW/EXISTING SEWER LINE
Sewer lines are often installed at the same time as water and natural gas lines for new homes. You may also update your existing system, such as installing a new clean out for easy access in the future.
REPAIR & REPLACE
Most commonly, sewer lines are dug up to repair or replace damaged pipe. The entire pipe may be overrun with roots, collapsing due to age, or it may be cost effective to replace the whole pipe to prevent future issues.
SEPTIC SYSTEM TRANSITION
Your municipality may require you to transition from a septic system to the city sewer system, especially if your existing septic system is due for replacement.
WHAT CAUSES SEWER LINE DAMAGE?
Sewer lines often break down due to age and corrosion. Corroded pipes are more likely to experience damage from tree roots, and older lines typically start leaking due to worn-out joints. New sewer systems can also get damaged by clogged pipes.
SIGNS OF DAMAGE TO LOOK OUT FOR
Minor sewer line damage can quickly lead to major breakdowns. Property owners can avoid costly sewer line repairs by watching out for these common warnings signs:
Odors are a sign of leaking sewer lines. You may notice foul-smelling mud, smelly drains, or rotten-smelling pools of water in your lawn. Sewer line leaks can expose you to hazardous wastewater and cause water damage to structures. Schedule an inspection right away to avoid health risks and property damage.
Debris in Drains
Tree roots can break into sewer lines, pushing twigs, rocks, and other debris into your drains. This can lead to clogged pipes and excessive water pressure, causing cracks or bursts. Debris can also result in clogged pipes that drain slowly. At ADB Construction & Septic, we offer sewer repair services to fix blockages and remove debris.
If your sewer line is damaged, you might have a flooded yard filled with wastewater. Property owners can avoid major water damage by keeping an eye out for soggy grass. Sewer lines usually leak slowly before completely breaking. This leads to wet patches, muddy lawns, and shallow pools of water. You may also notice areas of bright green, lush grass caused by excess water in the soil.
HOW TO PROTECT SEWER LINES FROM DAMAGE
Property owners can protect their sewer lines in a few simple steps:
Properly Dispose of Waste
Grease, paper products, and other waste can clog sewer lines. Avoid dumping grease or oil down the sink, and only flush sewer-safe paper products.
Remove Damaging Trees
Large trees often break through sewer pipes. Removing them can stop damage caused by tree roots.
Schedule Regular Inspections
You can avoid major sewer line repairs by planning regular inspections. At ADB Construction & Septic, we offer professional sewer scopes to catch problems early.
WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK
ADB Construction & Septic specializes in sewer line installation and sewer inspection and repair and we have the experience to guide you through the project from start to finish, regardless of what issues may arise.
Our services include:
Sewer lateral repair or replacement
Spot repairs or clean out access installed
City water services repaired
Fully licensed and insured