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Henrico VA | Broken Sewer Pipe

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We service broken sewer pipe in Henrico, VA and surrounding areas. The cost of replacing a broken sewer pipe can add up quickly.

Broken Sewer Pipe

pipe repair video inspection step twoThere are many reasons for a sewer pipe to need repair and replacement. Many times the end user will experience backups. Major backups usually mean that there has been some damage to your sewer line and plumbing infrastructure.

Shifting foundations can cause sewer pipes to become separated and displaced. Over time debris will become stuck in these deficiencies and slowly start to affect the flow of your lines.

This can also cause loss of revenue from major infiltration and exfiltration.

Root infiltration can also cause sewer pipes to break and cause clogs. Depending on the type of pipes within your plumbing there are ways to determine the best route for replacing sewer lines and beginning to look into sewer repair.

Cost of Replacing Broken Sewer Pipes

There are many factors to determine when trying to get an estimate for sewer repair. Looking into dig and replace and trenchless methods are a good start.

Factors include: pipe depth, pipe type, surrounding infrastructure, traffic, safety hazards, material costs, labor, equipment, access and more.

Dig and Replace

Digging and replacing may be a better choice when the sewer lines are shallow and underneath yards. If there are not a lot of people and foot traffic around the site the safety hazards are reduced and the sewer lines are easily accessible. Safety hazards are kept to a minimum when the area can be barricaded and secured during the excavation process.

Trenchless Methods

Insituform Style Liner Sewer RepairCIPP or cured in-place pipe sewer replacement is preferred when the option to dig becomes costly and time consuming. Often times sewer lines will run underneath railroads or natural streams. This adds lots of permits and insurance costs.

If there is a lot of traffic, CIPP can reduce downtime and have your business, municipal, industrial or large apartment complex back in working order in a matter of hours instead of days.

The best way for a plumbing contractor to determine the cost of repairing a broken sewer pipe is with a series of CCTV pipe inspections and cleaning and clearing the sewer lines.

If the pipe is too deteriorated with scale, rust and sludge it must be cleaned before leaks and cracks can be located. Aging sewer pipes usually contain many problems that will slowly cause more and more backups over time.

Technicians should provide detailed reporting to the end user including PACP certified reports, copies of inspection videos and in the case of our Rovver X mainline sewer inspection camera, a virtual 3d image of the pipe can be created and analyzed with laser scanning software.


No matter which type of broken sewer pipe repair method you choose you should always look into all options. Make sure to receive a few different estimates if possible and ask the right questions such as:

  • Will I get a copy of the pipe inspection video to share with other plumbing contractors?
  • How long will it take to analyze, clean and finally repair my sewer lines?

Finally you should always check to see how far your insurance coverage goes from your property and where the sewer pipe becomes the municipalities responsibility.

Give us a call if you have any questions and we will be happy to give you a free estimate and references to our network of trusted plumbing contractors.

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Broken Pipe in Elizabeth City, NC

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We have been getting a lot of calls about broken pipe in Elizabeth City, NC lately. Not sure if it is our marketing or the fact that people are starting to realize the benefits of our trenchless technology.

We love working with the contractors there! They always show us some cool spots along the harbor and we love it when we find our way to the Outer Banks as well.

Anyways, what can be said about the underground pipes down in NC?

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Broken Pipes

Most pipes all over the country are hitting the end of their life spans. Broken pipes are becoming more and more easy to find, fix an locate with today’s trenchless technology companies.

Orangeburg pipe deteriorating (fiber pipe)Cast iron pipes start to corrode and rust. Clay pipes crack and crumble due to shifting soil and aging. Concrete pipes suffer from root infiltration. Electrical conduit lines become rusty and offset. You get the idea!

The problem is that a lot of pipes that are underground are out of sight and out of mind.

Hidden Pipe Problems Are Silent But Deadly

On top of that the drains and sewers may still have water flowing through them even though the pipe is broken. Most companies and facilities do not do regular inspections to their sewer infrastructures and don’t end up realizing there is a problem until a major backup occurs.

The worst part is this can cost your business tons of money without you knowing it. Why? Because of infiltration and exfiltration. Broken pipes can accumulate or lose water and your water bill could easily double or triple.

Consider This

water infiltration into a leaking sewer systemThink about it. Unless you have someone constantly monitoring your loss or inflow of sewer water, you would never know that you could be saving tons of money by simply replacing your broken pipes.

We have found pipes that are completely filled with roots but water is still flowing. Roots may not seem that bad at first, but left untreated, they can crack, bend and completely separate your sewer lines and drainage systems.

Fix Your Broken Pipes

There are two ways to fix these problems:

  1. Traditional dig and replace pipe repair
  2. Trenchless CIPP pipe lining

Traditional dig and replace practices are good when it won’t damage any property and the lines are fairly shallow. Also if you are not worried about shutting down your business or roads this is the best way to go since it will be much more cost-effective.

If you have a business that will lose money from shutting down and/or your property is very valuable trenchless methods are usually your best bet. Slip lining, pull-in-place lining, conduit lining and pipe bursting are all forms of trenchless pipe repair.

Insituform Style Liner Sewer RepairOur technicians focus on what is called CIPP pipe lining. If you want to learn more about what we do and how we can save you money visit our site at There is tons of information on trenchless methods to fix any type of broken pipe.

Alternatively our phone lines are always available if you need any information on how our pipe lining company works or if you just want a free consultation. Call 1-855-937-6944 and we will be happy to assist you!

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