Sewer and Water Line Repair

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Roto-Rooter offers comprehensive services for sewer & water line repair. You can trust our trained experts to provide a quality service in a timely manner. Drain and sewer pipes left in disrepair could cause flooding and groundwater contamination, posing a serious environmental hazard. In addition to traditional repair and replacement methods for minor and major projects, we utilize the latest technology for trenchless sewer line replacement. We can diagnose and propose an alternative solution that fits your budget concerns.

Sewer Lines

  • Broken, cracked, offset, or collapsed pipe – damaged pipes due to shifting soil, frozen ground, settling, etc.
  • Blockage – grease buildup or a foreign object is restricting or prohibiting proper flow and/or cleaning of the line.
  • Corrosion – the pipe has deteriorated and/or broken, causing collapses in the line and restricting flow.
  • Bellied pipe – a section of the pipe has sunk due to ground or soil conditions, creating a valley that collects paper and waste.
  • Leaking joints – the seals between pipes have broken, allowing water to escape into the area surrounding the pipe.
  • Root infiltration – tree or shrub roots have invaded the sewer line, preventing normal cleaning and/or have damaged the line.
  • Off-grade pipe – existing pipes are constructed of substandard material that may have deteriorated or corroded.

Traditional Repair Method

Roto-Rooter typically performs sewer & water line repairs using the “open cut” or “trench” method. This helps us to gain access to the area surrounding the damaged portion of the pipe. Once a repair is complete, a backhoe refills the area. The traditional method requires excavating a long, deep trench (or several) to remove the old pipes and install new ones.

Pipe Bursting

The pipe bursting process uses a hydraulic machine to pull a full sized pipe through the sewer line to replace one which has damage or corrosion. As the new pipe is pulled through, it breaks up the older pipe – this method requires only small access holes at the beginning and end of the damaged underground pipe. However, the best part is obtaining a new high quality sewer pipe that is resistant to leaks and roots and will last a long time.