What is a Sewer Line?

Waste water from the home is directed to a 4” sewer line that is located under the slab/yard of the home that connects to the city’s main waste water line in the street. Over time, sewer lines can deteriorate or fail completely due to soil settlement, tree root growth, and extreme temperatures. This can lead to leaks and/or bellies in the pipe that cause blockages.

Possible Signs of Sewer Repair:

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Odor of Sewer Gas

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Clogs or Backups

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Lush, Green Lawn Areas

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Soggy Lawn

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Sewage Backup

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How can I tell if my sewer line needs replacing?

The only way to know if your sewer line needs to be replaced is to have a camera inspection to determine if there are any blockages, bellies in the pipe, or tree root intrusion. A camera inspection is a non-invasive procedure that only takes 30-45 minutes. 


From there, we will provide a written report on the best method to repair the collapsed or ruptured sewer. Depending on the report, a spot repair may be needed which includes replacing a single section of the sewer. Depending on the level of deterioration or root intrusion on the sewer pipe, a full system replacement may be needed. 

 

Steps of Replacing a Sewer

Based on the camera inspection, the problematic area of the pipe will be identified. Once identified, we will locate all utility lines buried within the excavation area of the sewer line (including sprinkler systems). Additionally, we will procure any necessary permits required to perform the repair or replacement. 


Depending, on how deep the line is buried, we will excavate anywhere from 3-10’ deep to locate the sewer line. Once located, we will disconnect and cut the pipe from the house and from the main city line. 


Next, we will install a new pipe from the house to the main line and the trench will be backfilled with compactable materials to increase the longevity of the sewer. Not all cases require a sewer to be fully replaced from home-to-street. If only a spot repair is needed, only the section above the problematic area will be excavated. 

 

Cost of Replacing a Sewer

Small pipe replacements anywhere from around $3,000 to $7,000. 


Complete sewer replacements can range anywhere from $5,000 to $16,000.


Each job is unique and requires a different price-point. An important determining factor of price is the amount of excavation required, pipe needed, and location of the sewer. 

 

Service Areas

Kansas City, KS
Kansas City, MO
Olathe, KS 
Shawnee, KS 
Overland Park, KS 
Mission, KS 
Prarie Village, KS 
Raytown, MO 
Independence, MO 
Lee’s Summit, MO 
Lawrence, KS