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 toilets and kitchen sinks!
When a plumber attends any drainage job the first point of call is to use 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 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 repairs, if the structural integrity of the blocked drain is gone it will not be possible.
Therefore 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.
Drain Pipe Investigation
Before a shovel or excavator is even touched, the first step is to investigate the issue at hand. Using CCTV camera inspection, an experienced plumber will accurately determine what section of pipe is damaged. They will also uncover the full extent of the damage.
Pipe relining may well be a solution if the damage is just a crack. But if a joint has separated or the soil has caved in, your sewer line or stormwater pipe will need to be dug up.
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.
When the alternative options are not feasible, there’s no need to feel daunted by digging up your pipes. Even though it is often claimed to be the last resort, every effort is made by the plumber to look after your home, including the landscaping and garden.
The process begins soon after the initial inspection when the excavator arrives to commence digging down to the drain. With the help of the plumber’s pipe locator, the exact depth is known so they can dig directly to the source.
With clear access to the sewer line, the job can get a little messy for the plumbing technicians. A hydro vac may be required to remove any excess water from the area to ensure there will be no problem with moisture in the future.
New pipes are then installed. Modern sewer pipes are typically PVC, replacing aged ceramic or metal drains which have broken down. Inspection points 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, back filling 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 Jim’s Plumbing Can Help You
At Jim’s Plumbing, we use the latest technology such as CCTV drain cameras and drain pipe locators, so there are no hidden faults. Blocked drains cannot hide from us! Our plumbers know exactly what the issue is and what needs to be done to fix it.
We are also able to show any customer the extent of the damage for a thorough understanding of the job required.
This means there is no guesswork, minimising the time and work put into the process. Therefore, you can enjoy fast and effective drain repairs and a professional job done right!