Whilst we always attempt to repair your drain using non-evasive repair methods, sometimes the problem is so severe that the only option available is a drain excavation to replace the damaged part of your drainage system. Here at First4Drains, our professional team can provide complete drain excavation services at an extremely competitive rate, contact us today for more information!
When is Drain Excavation Needed?
Most of the drain repairs we undertake can be fixed with limited disruption. However, occasionally there are cases when drain excavation and full replacement of the damaged part is the only solution.
Only more severe drain issues will require an excavation to fix the problem, for example, if your drain has collapsed and cannot be relined, excavation may be the only way to repair the issue.
Root ingress is another issue which can sometimes requires a drain excavation to fix the problem. Root ingress can lead to cracked or dislodged pipes, and while we will make every effort to repair the problem using other methods, excavation and replacement is often the best option for a lasting repair.
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What is A Drain Excavation And Why Would You Need It?
There are a number of more serious drainage problems such as collapsed pipes, root ingress, a severe blockage or a damaged or burst pipe, that could result in a drain excavation being required in order to properly fix the issue.
In short, a drain excavation is needed when you have no other option available to repair the problem. Unfortunately drain excavation is a complex and costly task and can be very disruptive to your home or business so should only be used as a last resort, and only if the problem is just to severe to be fixed using non-evasive drain repair methods.
This is one of the main reasons why we recommend that you deal with a drainage issue at the first signs of a problem, as even a small issue such as a leaky pipe can quickly turn into something more serious if left untreated and require a more costly repair.
What is a drain excavation?
A drain excavation involves digging a hole or trench in the area that requires attention so we can fully access the drainage system in order to replace the broken or damaged part.
Whilst “digging a hole” might sound like a simple task, there are a number of elements to a professional drain excavation including site assessment (are the drain pipes in close proximity to gas and water lines?) and access considerations (can we get equipment on site or will the site require excavation by hand), health and safety concerns, storage of the excavated materials, repair of the problem and site reinstatement.
Remember, a serious drainage problem needs to be remedied as soon as possible to avoid any further and potentially more costly damage. If you’re suffering from a drainage issue and are looking for a professional and dependable drainage contractor to carry out the work, contact the team at First4Drains today for a free quote.