NAP is the single source pipeline service leader because it handles all aspects of sewer line repair and storm pipe repair and rehabilitation in-house – including open cut excavation – meaning less sub-contracting and more efficiency. With decades of experience, comprehensive safety training and highly skilled operators, NAP is skilled in all aspects of trenching, shoring and sewer pipe repair and replacement. In certain situations, excavation is necessary when a sewer line cannot be rehabilitated using trenchless methods.
Sewer Excavation Procedure
Open excavation is the traditional and most common method of sewer construction, repair, or replacement. While other trenchless methods have become more frequent due to their less intrusive nature, open trench excavation is required in many situations. Open excavation requires digging up portions of the ground to expose an existing pipe or place a new pipe, and then backfilling the trench.
Advantages of Sewer Excavation
While most people would prefer not to dig up a portion of their property in order to deal with a sewer pipe issue, sometimes it is necessary. Believe it or not, sewer excavation does have some advantages over other sewer repair and replacement methods.
- In non-paved areas, open excavation can be cheaper than trenchless alternatives.
- Most reliable way to deal with pipes that have collapsed, pipes that have broken, and pipes that have been infiltrated by heavy tree roots.
- Depending on the size of the area affected and the diameter of the pipe, open excavation is more practical.
How Long Does Trenchless Sewer Excavation Take?
How long it takes to repair a broken or damaged sewer line will vary greatly depending upon your individual circumstances and the requirements of your pipeline repair project. Unfortunately there is no one-size-fits all answer to this question.
Traditional sewer excavation based repairs require large sections of the yard to be dug up to access broken underground pipes. This part of the process alone can take a day or more to complete. Once the repair work is completed, additional time and money must be spent dealing with the impact of excavating the damaged sewer lines.
Due to the far less invasive nature of trenchless sewer excavation, it typically takes less time to repair broken sewer lines using this technique.
How Much Does Sewer Excavation Cost?
Without looking at the specific damage or work that needs to be done on your sewer lines it isn’t possible to provide a concrete estimate of the cost. When it comes to sewer excavation services, the cost will ultimately depend on several factors including:
- Sewer pipe material
- Geographic location, accessibility, and required method of excavation
- Repairing vs replacing
- Extent of repairs
- Complexity of repairs
- Camera inspection
If traditional excavation is required, it is going to cost more than if the repairs can be accomplished through trenchless repair methods.
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Sewer Excavation From North American Pipeline Services
North American Pipeline Services has been providing sewer excavation solutions to sewer pipe issues for over three decades. Contact NAP today to discuss your situation and we can send our team out to diagnose your sewer problem and decide if sewer excavation is the right direction to go in.