Some sewer line problems are easy to detect. You may see or smell the problems inside your metro Denver area house, including sewage backup in drains and sinks. You may also see or smell water or sewage bubbling up in sections of your yard, which can cause sinkholes. A sinkhole is a hole or cavity in the ground caused by water erosion or sewage underneath.
Homes in the metro Denver area are susceptible to broken pipes and sewer lines because of expansive soils (also known as swelling or shifting soils). Sewer lines can also burst due to tree roots, age, corrosion, cracking, or other factors.
If your sewer line bursts, a sewer line replacement is needed immediately to fix the problem and prevent any further property damage. Go Direct has representatives available 24/7 to take your call at 303.288.0039.
For less obvious sewer problems, Go Direct will do a video inspection of the sewer lines to determine the extent of the damage. We will recommend either a tradition or trenchless sewer line replacement at your metro Denver area home.
Trenchless:Trenchless sewer line replacement does not require a trench to be dug, hence the name. Trenchless sewer line replacements are done using access points, so damage to your landscape is minimal. New sewer lines are pulled through the damaged sewer lines, simultaneously breaking apart the old pipe while replacing it. Trenchless repairs save time, money and disruption.
Traditional: Traditional sewer line replacement involves digging a large trench to expose the sewer line located under your landscape, driveway, patio, or sidewalk. Go Direct has its own equipment and experienced sewer line replacement crews to remove old pipes and replace them with new sewer lines. In fact, metro Denver area plumbing companies often subcontract to Go Direct for their clients, then markup our fees.
Problems with different materials that lead to sewer line replacement:
– Metal pipes (cast iron, lead, steel and others) are prone to corrosion. Another problem is calcification/scale, when minerals like calcium form deposits inside metal sewer lines. This causes the pipes to narrow, leading to clogs in the line.
– Vitreous clay pipes (VCP) pipes are susceptible to tree roots, shifting, cracking or offsetting, and if installed incorrectly, can have a low spot called a belly.
– Orangeburg pipes (also known as “fiber conduit” – layers of wood pulp and pitch compressed together) were used in the metro Denver area during WWII when metal was scarce. Orangeburg pipes are prone to collapsing.
If you are in need of a sewer line replacement, call us at 303.288.0039.