Main drain replacement is sometimes necessary where drain cleaning / clearing is not going to solve the problem with your sewer line. 

In order to see the condition of your sewer line, a camera inspection can help your plumber see the physical location of any issues, and make the call whether cleaning is a solution or total replacement is the best way to go.

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There are a variety of factors that may contribute to total drain line replacement, including:

  • Roots that have penetrated the pipe so much that clearing them is not enough
  • Broken pipe resulting from a variety of factors, including drought, shifting soil, etc.
  • Corrosion and age related wear & tear
  • Damaged joints which cause water & sewage to leak

Main Drain Replacement

Excavation via trenching, where the old pipe is exposed in order to be repaired / replaced is the traditional way of fixing a sewer line that is beyond cleaning.   

Given the labor-intensive trenching requirements, areas of your yard may be affected, including driveways, walkways & more.

If these areas are disturbed, they will need to be repaired/replaced, which will obviously drive up the costs of a total drain line replacement.

A backhoe may even be necessary, and getting access may be a problem, depending on the location of the pipe. Needless to say, drain line replacement via excavation is a major undertaking!

Trenchless Sewer Line Replacement

The good news is that trenchless sewer line replacement may also be a good option. While trenchless sewer line replacement does involve strategically dug access points, it will affect a much smaller portion of your landscape.

Whether you are considering replacement via “open cut trenching” or trenchless sewer line replacement using the “pipe burst” method, Bay Area Plumbing Now can help you make the right call.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment to discuss main drain replacement & excavation.