Sewer lines can fail for several reasons.
The most common are water leaks from joints or couplers that are not water tight. And over time can erode the support out from under the sewer line. And then tree roots can get in the sewer line. With the tree roots comes worms and bugs start to invade. Then 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, dog & cat food. If you see holes in your lawn that’s a good sign you have rats in a sewer line. The best way to stop rodents in your sewer line is by repairing the sewer line. A trenchless sewer repair is the best way to fix the line.
The next type is pipe made form material that’s not water tight. Concrete sewer pipe, Orangeburg pipe and Transite sewer lines. These types of pipe will leak very slowly over time and roots will grow under the pipe to get to the water and nutrients for the plant. This can go on without you knowing it for a long time, And the sewer will work for you without giving you trouble until it clogs up or fails all together. Having a sewer inspection on your sewer line is a good idea.
That’s why sewer inspections are done on real estate home sales.
If your house was built before 1980 it’s a good idea to have a sewer scope done. The inspection will show you the type of pipe you have whether it’s concrete pipe, transite pipe, terracotta pipe, Orangeburg pipe, clay pipe, or cast iron pipe. And will show you what shape it’s in. This can give you time to plan for a sewer repair to be done. For what it costs versus what it can save you, it’s well worth it.
Then there is a spot sewer repair. This can happens when there’s a transition of pipe. Concrete to terracotta
and Cast iron pipe to concrete is very common root intrusion point and is usually the first place for root intrusion to start, If you have a ranch house without a basement the cast iron to concrete is shallow and tree roots can start to invade there. A spot repair may be needed at a weak joint in the pipe. Or can have a broken fitting or crushed pipe form utility excavating and even a ground rod can push a hole in a sewer line and still work with out you knowing it. Spot repairs are very common in a real estate transaction. With the home owner not knowing that the sewer needs a spot repair for the sale of the house.
There are several different ways of doing a sewer repair. Trenchless sewer repair by pipe bursting is the most common way to do a sewer repair and the most cost effective way. Then replacement by horizontal boring, and cured in place pipe/CIPP are the other method of doing a sewer repair. They all have their place, as to what they can do and what they can’t do. That’s where our experience will make the difference. We can let you know the best way to do the repair and what way will save you in cost. With new technology and good old 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, small jobs and large. With trenchless sewer repair or 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.