When Is Sewer Excavation an Option?

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At Zippity Split Plumbing, we offer a wide range of services for sewer repair in Tempe, AZ, including trenchless pipe lining and traditional excavation, because we believe that one-size-fits-all solutions to fixing sewer systems don’t exist. We understand that we can repair some types of damage effortlessly with a resin-coated liner and that sometimes the only option is to dig.

Here are some cases when excavation is the best option:

Soil Conditions

Sub-par soil conditions can cause sewer lines to crack, collapse, or go out of pitch. In this case, trenchless solutions won’t work. Traditional excavation is a safer sewer pipe line repair method if your soil is not in the right condition to avoid further damage.

Tree Roots Extending Too Far

Invasive tree roots can extend throughout the entire length of a pipe. They can even wrap around the pipe and crush it. We may perform sewer repair via excavation to remove the roots and damaged pipe and assess the potential for future root intrusion. We may also recommend relocating your trees or removing them entirely if they are too close to the sewer line. Note that it takes about six months for the soil to resettle before you can replant trees on your property.

Irreversible Damage

Harsh weather conditions and corrosion from chemicals deposits in the pipes can leave your sewer lines severely damaged. When this happens, we need to replace sewer line by carefully digging the ground to expose the pipes and replace them with a new one.

At Zippity Split Plumbing, we understand that conventional excavation methods can be invasive and disruptive to your property. Rest assured that we will take safety precautions to minimize the mess and assist with the cleanup.

We go above and beyond in every work we do and offer the most cost-effective solution that suits your needs and budget. Whether you need a sewer line replacement or repair, we’ve got you covered. Contact us today to learn more about our services or to set up an appointment.

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