Sewer Repair: Because sewer lines can fail for several reasons

 The most common cause of sewer line failure is water leaking from joints or couplers that are not water tight. Over time this erodes the support under the sewer line. Then tree roots can get in the sewer line. With the intrusion of tree roots comes an invasion worms and bugs. Next, rats will use the sewer line for food and shelter. They will dig under and around the sewer line and then up to the surface for bird seed, cat food or dog food — whatever they can find. Holes in your lawn are probably a sign you have rats in a sewer line. You can stop the rodents in your sewer line by repairing it. A trenchless sewer repair is the best way to fix the line.

A second cause for sewer line failure is the use of pipe made from material that is not water tight. Concrete sewer pipe, Orangeburg pipe, and Transite sewer lines are types of pipe that leak very slowly. Over time roots will grow under these types of pipe to get water and nutrients for the plant. The slow demise of your pipes can go on without you knowing for a long time, and the sewer will continue to work until it eventually clogs up or fails. Having a sewer inspection on your sewer line is a good idea.

Sewer Scopes: Revealing slow failing sewer lines, the need for spot repairs, and saving your home sale or purchase

If your house was built before 1980, it’s a good idea to have a sewer scope done. The sewer scope is an inspection that will show you the type of pipe you have. You’ll find out whether you’ve got concrete pipe, transite pipe, terracotta pipe, Orangeburg pipe, clay pipe, or cast iron pipe. A sewer scope will also show you what shape your pipe is in. This can give you time to plan for a sewer repair. It’s well worth it to have the sewer scope and plan to have the sewer repair before pipes break.

Spot Sewer Repair: Repair broken fittings, crushed pipe, or holes in your sewer line

Ground rod through sewer

Ground rod through sewer

A spot repair can be necessary when there is problem at transition point between two different types of pipe. Concrete pipe to terracotta pipe or Cast iron pipe to concrete pipe — these are very common root intrusion points and they are usually one of the first places where a sewer line might break down. If you have a ranch house without a basement your cast iron to concrete pipe is likely shallow and tree roots can start to invade there. A spot repair may be needed at a weak joint in the pipe. Other potential problems include broken fittings, crushed pipe from utility excavation, or pipe holes from a ground rod being pushed on top of your sewer lines. A sewer line can still work with damage that you don’t know about. As a real estate. The good news is a spot repair can save a real estate transaction.

There are several different ways of doing a sewer repair. Trenchless sewer repair by pipe bursting is the most common and cost effective repair. Other methods include replacement by horizontal boring and cured in place pipe/CIPP. Each of these methods of sewer repair has its advantages and drawbacks. This is where hiring Underground Solutions, with our years of experience, will make a difference. We can give you a best option for the repair and help you make the most cost-effective choice. We combine new technology, good old-fashioned know-how, and hard work to get the job done right. We’ll get your sewer going again.

We can help with sewer repairs of all types — big pipe or small pipe, small jobs or large jobs. We can do trenchless sewer repair. We do excavation. And always a free estimate in these cities: Aloha, King City, Tigard, Lake Oswego, Beaverton, Tualatin, Forest Grove, Milwaukie, Oregon City, Gladstone, West Linn, Portland, Cedar Mill, Gresham, Rainer, Raleigh Hills, Wilsonville, Clackamas, Happy Valley, Hillsboro, Sherwood, Scappoose, and St. Helens.