Open Trench Sewer Repair in Tacoma
Handling Blockages of All Kinds with Efficiency & Skill
While our Tacoma sewer repair experts specialize primarily in trenchless sewer technology, sometimes there is no way around digging a trench. Luckily with our equipment and expertise on the subject, we can make this an easy, painless experience for all involved. We provide excavation services to both domestic and commercial plumbing projects.
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When Does It Make Sense to Do an Open Trench Sewer Repair?
Open trench sewer repairs are typically utilized for small localized spot fixes, or when the sewer pipe is completely collapsed.
In the PNW, there are many times, while doing a camera inspection of a sewer pipe, that we find only one major problem area. Around the Tacoma area, this is usually a root intrusion or belly in the pipe. In these cases, we are able to dig up a smaller section of the sewer line and replace just that portion, saving the customer the huge cost of an entire replacement.
Although we usually try to pipe burst or reline sewer mains because it saves time and landscaping, we sometimes come across a sewer pipe that is completely collapsed. When your sewer line is collapsed, there is no choice but to dig it up for repairs.
Before any digging can take place, we must first hear from several different inspectors depending on the location. These inspectors will come out and locate any utility lines that may be in the surrounding areas. This is in everyone's best interest, as we don't want to sever or puncture any gas, electric, or any other type of lines.
For your convenience, we include the cost of permits in our estimates. Along with the permit, we also handle any traffic plans required. Our highly skilled Tacoma sewer and drain team knows where to properly set up signs and cones to allow for safe repair of your sewer mainlines in the street or Right of Way (ROW). Some jobs that are closer to the road require us to divert traffic, or close bike lanes and sidewalks.
Giving You the Help You Need
We specialize in a wide variety of jobs, including:
- Replace/Repair Sewer Lines
- Cut Roadways
- Grading & Resloping
- Blackberry Bush Removal
- Storm Drainage
- Rainwater Collection Systems
- Water Falls
Our operators have access to the latest in excavation equipment, which ensures works are performed safely and efficiently. As part of our waste minimization policy, we offer the additional service of making soil excavated from the site available to clients to be reused in your new project as backfill.