Much of Roto-Rooter's excavation work involves digging up existing water and sewer lines and repairing the damaged pipe sections or replacing the entire pipeline. This can be a small job or a large one, depending on the region of the country and the severity of the damage. For instance, sewer and water lines in South Texas and Florida only lie a few feet beneath the ground because of a shallow frost depth and lack of basements. However, in colder climates, some sewer systems are buried anywhere from 4 to an even 18 feet underground. The depth is mandated by climate, depth of connecting infrastructure and local plumbing codes. The shallowest lines can be repaired by small Roto-Rooter crews with shovels. However, deeper sewer and water lines require larger, more sophisticated excavation equipment, like backhoes, mini excavators or other heavy duty machinery.

Sewer Line Repairs

Sewer line repairs become necessary when cleaning is no longer possible or the frequency required to keep the line open is no longer cost effective. Luckily, we offer solutions to a variety of underground plumbing problems:

Broken, cracked or collapsed pipes
Blockages caused by a large foreign object restricting water flow
Corrosion to the point that the pipe's integrity has become compromised
Bellied pipe, when a section of the pipe has sunk due to ground or soil conditions
Leaking joints, when the seals between pipe sections have broken allowing sewage to flow into surrounding soil
Roots in sewer line, when tree or shrub roots have completely invaded the sewer line causing voids in the pipe
Off-grade pipe, when existing pipes have deteriorated or corroded

Wherever, whenever

Roto-Rooter provides water and sewer line excavation and repair in the commercial and municipal sectors. Roto-Rooter has all the necessary digging equipment and safety gear such as trench shoring walls to protect the crew from cave-ins. When it comes to safety and precision, Roto-Rooter plumbing and drain experts are exactly who you want to get the job done quickly and professionally with minimal interruption to your business. And Roto-Rooter pulls all necessary permits and arranges all required inspections from local regulatory authorities.

No matter what your underground plumbing issue may be, Roto-Rooter is available to help you diagnose and fix the problem. We're here to get you back in business quickly!