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Drain excavation

Drain Excavation For a Blocked Drainage System

Drainage excavation is seen as a big fix for damaged pipes and blocked drains. However, it is undeniably the most effective long-term solution.

You can say goodbye to clogged drains, toilets and kitchen sinks!

When a plumber attends any drain excavation work, they’ll come with essential tools like a CCTV drain camera, hydro jet or electric eel. Each tool has its strengths for breaking down foreign matter and intrusive tree roots.

But what if the issue was caused by a broken drainpipe? Damaged drainage pipes are an open invitation to tree roots and structural weakness. The end result is a series of severely blocked drains at home.

Although pipe relining does provide long-lasting drain repair, if the structural integrity of the blocked drain is gone it will not be possible.

Therefore the only option with the best outcome is drainage excavation as it removes the risk of recurring blockages with brand new pipes.

If you’re not familiar with the process, this is why you may need to excavate for broken drain repairs.

Blocked Drain Pipe Investigation

Before we even touch a shovel, or any drain excavation machinery for that matter, the first step is to investigate the issue at hand. Using CCTV camera inspection, an experienced plumber will accurately locate the damaged section of the pipe. They will also uncover the existing pipe material and the full extent of the damage.

No dig methods like pipe relining may well be a viable solution if the damage is just a crack. But if a joint has separated or the soil conditions are less than ideal, we may need to dig up your sewer lines or stormwater pipes.

However, at least with the help of a camera, there’s a non-invasive way to uncover any problems and cross off other blocked drain repairs in a cost-effective manner.

Drainage Excavation

When other methods are not feasible, there’s no need to feel daunted by the need for a plumber to dig up your old pipes. Even though drain excavations are often claimed to be the last resort to gain access, the plumber makes every effort to look after your home, including your beautiful yard.

The drain excavation process begins soon after the initial inspection when the excavator arrives to carry out the actual digging down to the drain. With the help of the plumber’s pipe locator, we’re able to determine the exact depth in order to dig directly into the source.

With clear access to the sewer line, the job can get a little messy for the plumbing technicians. We may have to use a hydro-vac to remove any excess water from the area. This ensures there will be no problem with moisture in the future.

We then install the new pipes. Modern sewer pipes are typically PVC, replacing aged ceramic or metal drains that have broken down. Inspection points for drainage systems are also included so there is future ease of access at ground level, in case anything does go wrong.

Once the pipework is in place and everything is in working order, backfilling occurs and the property returns to just how it was. Thanks to professional plumbing services, it would be like they were never there!

Save for the fact there are no more blocked drains and everything has been perfectly repaired.

How We Can Help You With Drain Excavation

At Plumber Near Me, we use the latest technology such as CCTV drain cameras and drain pipe locators, so there are no hidden faults. Blocked drains cannot hide drainage issues from us! Our plumbers know exactly what the issue is and what needs to be done to fix it.

With a comprehensive site assessment and compliance with all safety considerations, we are also able to show a customer the extent of the damage and provide them with a thorough understanding of the required drain repair job.

This means there is no guesswork, minimising the time and work put into the drain excavation process. Therefore, you can enjoy fast and effective drain repairs and a professional job done right.

Please note: This information is provided for advice purposes only. Regulations differ from state to state, so please consult your local authorities or an industry professional before proceeding with any work. See our Terms & Conditions here.