To dig or not to dig, that is the question

A pipe breaks and backs up. You call your plumber. He gives you a quote. Is their solution the only solution? Here at Sand ‘n Sea Drain Co., we believe every problem needs a tailored approach. There is no one size fits all option. Sure, you can dig where the problem is, but is that the only real option?


Sometimes you don’t have a choice but to dig, specifically in cases where the line has completely failed. This is actually pretty rare. In most cases, the damaged pipe can be salvaged from a remote access using cured in place methods of pipe repair. Often, for unfortunate reasons unbeknownst to us, the problems seem to happen under the house under slabs. In a raised foundation home, the best option will probably be to crawl underneath the home from an access door and make the repairs from underneath, much like when you take your car to the mechanic and they put it on a lift.


In cases of solid foundation homes, the solution may be to break up floors inside the building or residence and make a sectional repair from there, or to trench the whole line running through the middle of your home. This can put your home out of commission for several weeks. What if you didn’t have to do that?


Cured in place technology is just what it sounds like, its new pipe formed to the shape of your old pipe. This is a favorable solution because the new line can be installed from outside of the building or residence in a matter of hours, not weeks, giving you the freedom to stay in your home or business while the work is being done. Using plastic resins saturated into a felt liner, the new pipe is formed by inverting the liner with air into your existing system. Using a special bladder, the liner is pressed to the shape of the host pipe, filling in joints and cracks, blocking roots, and sealing off holes.


Gone are the days of traditional trenching! Pipe lining technology is used throughout the world every single day, saving customers on average 30% overall on project costs, while only minimally disrupting service.


If your home or business has a failing sewer line, and another contractor wants to dig it up, give us a call and let us take another look. We may just be able to save you unnecessary costs and downtime!

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Sand ‘n Sea Drain Co. Always on Time. Never an Emergency Fee.

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