Most metro Denver houses have a water supply line that runs underground from the street to your home through a crawlspace, basement wall, or concrete slab. While water line leaks inside your home may be obvious, an underground water leak may go unnoticed for a while. If your water bills are high or your water pressure is low, you might need an immediate water line repair or replacement.
Just like sewer lines, your water line can leak, crack or break. If your metro Denver home was built before 1960, your water line was probably made of lead or galvanized steel pipe. Lead lines can decay and particles of the corroded lead can contaminate your tap water. With galvanized steel pipes, holes and cracks can appear and result in leaks or ruptures that require water line replacement.
Damage to water lines in the Denver area can be caused by the ground shifting due to expansive soils, tree roots, and material decay. Rust and corrosion, along with freezing temperatures, can also cause water lines to leak or burst.
The age of the water line, along with the type of material used in the water line, dictate whether a water line repair or replacement is the best solution. We also look at the history of repairs, if there is one. A previously repaired water line should be replaced to avoid future repairs.
Go Direct technicians have the equipment to replace or repair your water line. Our goal is an installation that creates minimal disruption to your yard. Based on your particular situation, we will recommend either traditional or trenchless water line repair or replacement. We understand this can be an unexpected expense and offer financing.
Every Denver area municipality has its own rules and regulations. If you live in the City and County of Denver, visit Denver Water to learn your water line responsibilities.