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Cast Iron Pipe Burst Columbus, OH

Contractor: Invisible Excavations

Location: Columbus, OH

Type: 40’ Cast Iron Sewer Pipe Burst

Cost: $3,500 - $6,000 (Private Bid) Contact Contractor For Estimates

Technology: Sewer Pipe Burst


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Customer was experiencing ongoing sewer line problems with their 55 year old home. The problems started out a few years ago and the solution only required clearing the line with a hydro jet once a year. So year, after year, the line was cleared and before long the line required clearing twice a year. It was obvious that the line was starting to break down and it was only a matter a of time before it failed or collapsed. The customer needed to figure out what was happening to the line and could it be fixed before it was too late. The fact that the sewer pipe was backing up in to the basement was causing serious health concerns for the customers. They had to replace the carpeting and remove it from the sewage soaked basement. The basement was fully functional and it was a family room dedicated to watching sporting events.

Cast Iron Sewer Pipe Burst Columbus, OH

The sewer video camera was inserted into the pipe where it was inspected. The problem discovered was a very common problem, tree roots! It is amazing how many times tree roots can penetrate a sewer pipe and infiltrate it. The pipe developed cracks within the interior and the roots were growing inside. What was happening was the roots were actually being watered by the flushing of the sewer. This caused the roots to grow back robustly where it further damaged the pipe’s integrity. Most people don’t even realize this is a big problem and how flushing the commode can water the roots. The customer had two large trees in the backyard where the sewer line ran underneath the trees.

Sewer Cast Iron Pipe Burst Repair

The customer wanted to keep the large shade trees as they were planted by her children some 25 years earlier. The contractor recommended pipe bursting and set up the repair. After just one day of work, the sewer line was fully repaired and worked like a brand new sewer. The best thing is the customer got to keep her trees. She was very happy and she agreed to tell her friends and family about Invisible Excavations of Ohio. Having fully mature trees on the property not only increases the value, but also provides shade as well. If you don’t need to destroy and remove your trees, why would you want to do this? It is also very expensive to have them removed by a qualified tree removal service. Call Underground Connection and save your local, favorite tree today.