At Freedom Plumbers, our excavation services can be utilized to replace faulty pipelines of varying types and diameters in Fairfax. This can be done through the careful excavation and exposure of a utility that needs to be fixed.
When are Traditional Excavation Sewer Line Replacement Services Recommended?
Traditional, dig-and-replace based work places an emphasis on digging trenches in order to conduct the repairs. This requires large machinery and labor crews to help dig the trench and ensure that is deep enough to not only expose the pipe but allow our experts to replace the faulty section of the sewer line as well. This process of pipe replacement is typically recommended when:
- Sections of the pipeline have collapsed
- The pipes are heavily eroded
- The pipes have extensive tree root blockages and growth
In these situations, other trenchless-based solutions won’t be effective. The epoxy pipe lining process can’t rehabilitate pipelines that have collapsed or eroded, otherwise the liner can’t be supported, and drain snaking tools are only able to remove small-scale clogs and blockages. Because of this, sewer excavations are recommended for these scenarios across Fairfax.
How we Approach Sewer Excavation Procedures
At Freedom Plumbers, we operate with special care to the property we are working on by laying down protective mats, plywood, and tarp as needed. These features help protect the property from the machine being navigated on the property and allows us to allocate the dirt upheaved by the trench digging. We take all necessary precautions to protect your home and business by keeping our work managed accordingly, minimizing collateral damage.
For situations when the faulty portions of the water or drain line are located underneath grass or soft dirt, this makes the digging process easier for our technicians and less expensive for our customers. By reducing the amount of time needed to dig the trenches, the water services don’t need to be shut off as long and the pipeline section replacements can be done more quickly. Over the course of days or weeks, our technicians will perform the repairs as accurately and safely as possible.
After the pipe has been replaced, we will backfill the trench that we created, and the materials we use are based on where the digging took place in order to be more effective and reliable. If our trench needed to be dug on a grassy or vegetative area of land, we will backfill a trench with the soil, and seed and sod can be included as well to help the surface plantlife grow back more quickly. In cases when the trenches needed to be excavated through the pavement, we backfill the trench with granular stone or sand to prevent the soil from shifting and adversely affecting the pipe.
Call Freedom Plumbers for the Sewer Pipe & Drain Line Repairs You Need in Fairfax Today
If your residential or commercial property is flooding due to a burst sewer drain line, call our experts at Freedom Plumbers today. We look forward to assisting all of our Virginia-based customers with their sewer, water pipe, and drain pipeline concerns, offering the best solutions in the industry.
Freedom Plumbers specializes in expert trenchless sewer repair, both residential and commercial, including inspections, sewer lining, leak detection, snaking and plumbing. We serve the entire Washington DC, Baltimore Maryland, and Northern Virginia areas.