How much do main line sewer repairs cost?
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.