When your sewer line must be replaced
Sewage backups, slow drainage, and even wet spots in your yard can be an indicator that your sewer line is damaged and in need of repair. Common forms of damage can include, cracks, blockages, root intrusions, corrosion, leaks, and bellied pipes.
- Cracks can be caused by shifting ground or severe temperature changes.
- Blockages occur for many reasons such as grease, food material, and unflushable toiletries.
- Corrosion naturally occurs over time and will prevent flow and can cause pipes to collapse.
What You Can Expect with Repairs
With sewer repairs and replacements, a trench is dug to expose the main sewer line. After the damaged area is located and fixed, the trench is then back-filled. This is a very effective option, and in some cases, the only option if large portions of the sewer line need to be replaced.