Sewer Line Repair Options
Trenching is the most common way to do a sewer repair. It requires the dirt to be dug up to expose the sewer line for repair. Trenching can be performed to expose a small area for a spot repair of a sewer line or it can be digging up an entire length of a sewer line. Trenching is generally done using an excavator, mini excavator or backhoe. In some cases, when it is not possible to get equipment in to the job site, a hand dig is required. Safety is always our main concern when trenching. Our crew is trained with the strictest safety standards. We use a system called trench shoring, where two pieces of metal are assembled to line the trench on either side and keep the dirt from caving in. Our crew is trained to operate heavy equipment with a high degree of accuracy, which is important to successfully avoid underground utilities and other obstacles such as power lines and homes.
Sewer Lines Only is careful to protect the integrity of your landscaping. Having a procedure to handle the dirt that comes out of a trench is important. Some of the dirt will be excess, which we load into a dump truck and dispose of off-site. The reason not all of the dirt will go back into the trench is because a new sewer line will be bedded with ¾ inch crushed granite or squeegee. This bedding material prevents the new sewer line from shifting causing low spots. We will lay down ply wood on grass to preserve the landscaping.
For more information on trenchless sewer repair, see our educational page on trenchless sewer repairs.
Traditional Sewer Repair Solutions in Denver
Trench-digging remains the most common method in sewer repair. When trenchless sewer reconstruction isn’t an available option, trenched repair is a thorough solution that takes care of the most pressing problems that result from old or damaged sewer pipes.
Problems that can be fixed by open-top sewer repair services in Denver
Your sewage line is almost certainly the biggest drain in your entire house. Its massive presence, unfortunately, also leaves it open to several significant issues, whether they’re from construction flaws, old age, or catastrophic events.
Our sewer repair services in Denver can address any of these major sewage problems:
- Pipe and sewer backup or blockage
- Cracks, breaks, and joint leaks
- Sinking or bellied pipes
- Corrosion and rust damage
- Weather damage
- Warped or misaligned pipes
- Tree root damage
Common Signs of a Broken Sewer Pipe
Going too long without sewer line repair in Denver can make all of these problems infinitely worse. There are, however, a few easily observable signs that may indicate that your sewer system pipes need fixing:
- Strange, gurgling sounds coming from your toilet, sink, or tub drains
- Low water levels in your toilet bowl
- Extremely slow draining in your bathtub (or total failure to drain)
- Obvious sewage backup in your toilet, tub, or sinks
- A strong sewer odor in your basement, backyard, or other areas in the house
- Greener patches of grass around sewage pipes compared to other areas of your lawn
- Drenched or flooded areas of your lawn
Complete Sewer Repair Solutions in Denver
Sewer Lines Only has seen and repaired some of the most destructive and problematic sewer line issues in the greater Denver area. We perform comprehensive open-top sewage service with close attention and concern for the preservation and safety of your lawn and home.
Our technicians have extensive knowledge and years of experience to help you decide upon the best solution when your sewage system needs repairs or upgrade, and we back all our work with a 5-year, transferable warranty. Call or contact Sewer Lines Only today for an estimate.
The Importance of Sewer Line Maintenance
It’s easy to take a home’s sewer lines for granted until something goes wrong. Even then, some homeowners or residents resist having their sewer lines inspected, figuring the issue will go away with normal use. This mistaken thinking can backfire in several inconvenient ways.