Imagine the impact if your sewer line is not installed correctly. A small crack between connectors or a poorly laid line that collapses under the pressure of the ground around it – these are problems that can strike when you choose a subpar service provider to install your new sewer and drainage system.
Sewer Line Installation Services
More often than not, you do not have to worry about the sewer line at your home because it works properly. But there are times when problems crop up because a line was not installed the right way. How can you tell if a sewer line was not installed correctly? Be aware of the backfill that covers the pipe. When it settles, it can break the piping. If rocks are placed on top of the pipe, that can also cause damage. Another issue to keep in mind is a lack of pitch. When there is not enough difference in elevation from the building to the connection point, this means that draining cannot take advantage of gravity, and will not work properly. All of these reasons are why it is so important to hire a professional contractor to install your sewer line instead of doing it yourself. Contractors and their staff have received proper training and are certified to do this sort of work. Most also know the layout of the sewer system throughout the community. A sewer contractor will bring the proper tools in order to do the job right, and bringing in a professional also gives you peace of mind that the work will be of high quality and your sewer line will be properly installed.
When is a New Drainage & Sewer System Needed?
The odds are that a new sewer line means a new home or a remodel to your existing home. Hopefully, that means there are not any last minute burst pipes or tree roots digging into the sewer line under your home. If that is the case, we can help with any type of emergency repairs, from grease and paper clogging to tree root incursion in and around your pipe lines. Regardless of your needs, installation of a sewer line is a big process. It starts with the obtaining permits and checking local building codes. While most plumbing and drainage jobs occur on your property, sewer line installation will usually stretch into the street and sometimes beyond where the city has jurisdiction. To ensure proper installation and that your home passes all city inspections, we work closely with both you and the city to acquire the right permits so we can get started. Beyond the permit issue, we know how important it is to minimize disruption, not only of your routine but that of your neighbors. No one wants to be the neighbor that blocks the road for weeks at a time or that makes noise throughout the day. We work hard to ensure your sewer line installation is done both properly and quickly.
The Drainage & Sewer Installation Process
Installation of a new sewer line starts with careful mapping of your existing plumbing. We check to see if there are pipes already in place and which drains are available in your house. Drain traps in your basement and beneath each of your bathrooms and kitchen are needed to ensure proper distribution of waste water. The right size sewer line is also needed to minimize the potential of clogs and future leaks. We will check for possible root problems from nearby trees and bushes and analyze the soil around your pipes to make sure the risk of freezing and breaking is as low as possible. Without preventative care performed by our trained technicians, your sewer line will be at risk for a number of problems in the years following installation. We want to help you avoid that.
Maintaining Your Drainage & Sewer System
Beyond installation, a sewer line needs to be carefully maintained annually. While we will work tirelessly to ensure there are as few problems as possible with your drainage and sewer system, it takes annual checkups of the soil conditions, the trees and roots in the area, and the overall condition of your sewer line. Even a perfectly installed system can form clogs if left unchecked for too long. Our high tech video inspection team can check your line for potential cracks and leaks on a regular basis to head off major repairs before they are needed. Our team of skilled technicians will flush the system to maintain a clear flow through your pipes year after year.