What You Need to Know About Sewer Line Replacement

When you notice things backing up into your drains, or strange wet patches around your yard near your sewer line, this could mean you’re in need of a new line. At Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Dallas, we want to help you with your sewer line before it becomes an expensive problem. Estimating the cost of a sewer line replacement can sometimes be tricky. We can offer a professional quote, but you really need to factor in costs of diagnosing the problem, repair vs. replacement, and whether to do dig and repair or implement pipe bursting.

A broken sewer line flooding

Diagnosing the Problem

The first thing you need to figure out is whether you need sewer line replacement or just a little repair. Some issues can be fixed with a little patching. Our Dallas Fort Worth plumbers can send a camera down your line to figure out the problem. Some diagnosing techniques may cost a little bit of money, but can save you a lot by figuring out what your problem really is.

Repair vs. Replacement

If you just need a repair, the cost is not likely to be great. If you know your line needs repairing and wait to take care of it, you could end up needing a total replacement. Replacement will likely be more expensive than a repair.

Dig and Repair

Dig and repair can be time consuming and hard on your yard. It’s normal to expect the cost to be approximately $50 for each foot of dig and repair.

Pipe Bursting

Pipe bursting is a replacement method that pushes a new pipe in through the old one. It is less messy than digging up your yard and can cost between $50 and $75 per foot.

Get a Quote

The best way to get an idea of the cost of your sewer line replacement is to get a quote. Contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Dallas at (972) 895-7775 to get your own professional estimate.