Why is mainline sewer repair so expensive?
The average range of costs for mainline sewer repairs is $1,052 – $3,920.
Oftentimes, main line sewer repairs require experts to dig trenches and repair or replace pipes that are underground. This process is rather difficult and can take up the majority of the expenses incurred for mainline sewer repair.
- Excavation – This process requires professionals to dig up the mainline pipes and repair or replace them. This process frequently requires heavy duty equipment like jackhammers and backhoes to dig through lawns and driveways. The cost for excavation varies widely on the length of the pipe that needs to be removed/replaced, and the type of landscape being excavated (concrete patio, lawn, etc.).
- Camera Inspection – Typically, this is done in conjunction with other repair options to customize the replacement or repair to your specific needs. A camera inspection helps professionals know the scale of the project before beginning. The unfortunate part of a mainline camera inspection is the cost; the average cost is $250-500.
- Post Repair Costs – Depending on the amount of damage that occurred when the pipe malfunctioned and from the excavation, post-repair cleanup costs may need to be taken into account as well.
Post-Main Line Repair Costs
Unfortunately, main line sewer repair does require some post-repair repairs. The area dug up during excavation will need to be fixed; this could mean a patio needs to be replaced, new lawn needs to laid, or sidewalks have to be remade. These costs can vary greatly, but should be considered part of the mainline repair costs.
Landscape repair costs are typically around $300+.
Driveway or walkway repair is a little more expensive, costing closer to $2,500+.
Fencing costs can vary, but are typically $2,000+ for professional installation.
Should there have been a broken main line that caused damage to the home before the professionals came in, you will also need to pay to restore that are of the home which can cost $500+ with a professional’s help.
Broken Versus Clogged Sewer Lines
Clogged main sewer lines may not cost as much as a broken main sewer line. With a clogged pipe there are options outside of excavation that will save time and costs. A clogged sewer line may cost approximately $300 instead of the thousands that a broken main sewer line may cost.
If you suspect you have a main sewer line break or clog, call quickly by dialing 831-244-6718! The longer you wait, the more damage it will cause and money it will cost you!