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Drainage  Excavation 

If your storm or sewer lines become irreparably damaged or blocked underground, it may be necessary to perform a drainage excavation in order to replace the damaged drains. Drains can become damaged or blocked because of many factors, the most common being tree roots and shifting earth disrupting them.

No Matter the Time of Day or Night

Whether you have a blocked toilet, basin, shower, waste or drain grate, or you have a sewer or stormwater blockage, our plumbers are experienced and can quickly and efficiently clean your blocked drains 24/7.

Our plumbers will examine your pipe and provide expertise on the following: 

  • What the pipe is made out of
  • The condition of the soil near the pipe
  • In the case of a blockage, how serious it is
  • Ecological or environmental circumstances

At Jim’s Plumbing we are always prepared to perform a drainage excavation however it is usually a last resort for us. This is because we know how much disruption it can cause to your landscaping in your yard. We will always first try to unlock the drains using high powered technology and CCTV cameras, and from there we can attempt a pipe relining which you can read about here. If these are a no go, we can excavate and replace your drains with nice new ones that will last you a long time.

Sewer Line Excavation

Whether it’s your sewer line or storm water line it doesn’t matter to us, we can fix them all. We have all the right machinery and tools to perform the job, on top of our 15 plus years of experience in the business. Our plumbers are highly qualified and licenced for all our work, drainage excavation included.

We operate on a 24/7 basis, so if you’re in urgent need of excavation, we can do it on a public holiday or a weekend, it’s no stress for us! In an emergency situation we can be there within an hour*.

Drain Excavation Cost

Cost may be on your mind when it comes to a full drainage excavation and rightly so, because of the time and machinery involved it is on the more expensive end of jobs no matter where you go. This is one reason why we always try to find other alternatives for you such as using drain unblocking technology and pipe relining first.

However if your problem is beyond these and excavation is your only option we can offer you a way to help make the payment a little easier. Our $0 deposit, interest free payment plans** are becoming increasingly popular because of how easy they make it. You can apply and be approved within minutes by one of our plumbers, and from there you can choose either weekly or fortnightly instalments. It’s that easy!

Contact us today for more information or to book a plumber.

No Obligation Quote for the Repair or Replacement of Drain Sections*

Stormwater drains commonly block up due to tree roots, dirt & silt lying in the pipes. If any damage to your stormwater pipes has occurred from the blockage, your attending Jim’s Plumber will be able to supply you with a no obligation quote for the repair or replacement of drain sections.

So, when will you excavate my drain?

Excavating and replacing a drain is generally only done in extreme cases, when there’s no other option. Drains that are old, brittle, incorrectly installed, have sagged, cracked or broken, or have been invaded by tree roots are repairable with techniques like drain relining, but these are only a temporary solution and will need to be done several times over the course of years, costing you your hard earned cash.

At Jim’s Plumbing, your local blocked drain experts, we don’t believe in short-term fixes like pipe relining, we believe in long term preventative maintenance solutions. We will always advise upon the most durable and cost effective replacement of the whole affected area. All of our blocked drain plumbers are highly trained and licensed to be able to undertake even the toughest job like excavating and replacing a drain, so there’s no need worry about anything except calling us and trusting that your problematic drain will be fixed correctly the first time, every time.

Outdoor Drain Excavations

Outdoor drain excavations are the best option for severely damaged and irreparable drains. Stormwater drain and sewer drain blockages can occasionally be so solid that they’re impossible to move, even with the latest, most advanced technology that our Jim’s Plumbing blocked drain experts have access to – for example; high powered hydro-jets. In this case, digging out and installing a new section of pipe will simply be the only option. Every one of our blocked drain plumbers will provide you with an on the spot, no obligation quote if excavation and drain replacement is required before any works are undertaken. They will be able to request excavation machinery on the same day, so we’ll be able to have your drain replaced and your water flowing perfectly again in no time at all.

So, how will you excavate my drain?

At Jim’s Plumbing, all of our plumbers are highly trained in every aspect of blocked drains clearing. Initially, we may use a CCTV drain camera to find out what’s causing your blocked stormwater drain or blocked sewer drain, and to determine the exact location of the blockage then, having located and identified the source of the blockage, we’ll decide on the best course of action to take. If clearing should be possible, your attending blocked drain expert will use the hydro jetter drain cleaning machine in an attempt to clear and clean the blockage.

Failing to clear the drain, or if the pipe is revealed by the CCTV sewer camera to be too damaged, advice and a quote (minus costs for landscaping, fencing, concreting, etc,) will be given for the excavation and replacement of the problematic blocked drain. Ever one of our Jim’s Plumbing blocked drain experts will be able to access an excavator of 1.5 tonnes to 4 tonnes, depending on the size and scope of the area to be replaced, and will be able to quickly and efficiently excavate and replace only the required section of drain.

Guarantee a Same Day Plumbing Service 24/7*

If you are tired of waiting for a plumber to attend, who is unreliable, has not kept to the appointment time, or possibly can’t get to your location for a few days, then why not ring the reliable team from Jim’s Plumbing? We guarantee a same day plumbing service and will be on time, every time, 24 hours, 7 days a week for your blocked drain emergency.

* Pending availability. ** Conditions apply.