water line repair

Water Line Repair

Colorado Excavating is a fully licensed and insured contractor for underground water & sewer line repairs. Our team has decades of experience and is equipped to handle any kind of water line repair in the Denver Metro area.

Water lines can burst, fail or degrade over time. Temperature fluctuations, shifting of the supporting soil that naturally occurs, the buildup of mineral deposits, and even the unavoidable presence of water pressure can eventually compromise the strength and structure of the waterline.

Common Signs of a Broken Water Pipe

In most cases, issues like the ones listed below can be avoided with proper maintenance, care, and installation of water lines. If no regular checkups are done and the water is used improperly, serious issues can occur. These are the most common signs that your water line is broken:

  • You see new or unexpected puddles in your lawn or near the street.
  • New water damage and/or damp surfaces appear in your home, like a leaky ceiling or unexplained dampness in your wall.
  • New discoloration of certain surfaces, like the aforementioned walls and ceilings.
  • Your water pressure is now lower than it used to be.
  • New cracks begin to form in your foundation.
  • Your water takes on a new, often unpleasant smell.
  • You hear the sounds of running water in your home, but can’t pinpoint where they’re coming from.

Water Line Repair Types

The oldest, most intensive, and often unavoidable method of repairing water lines is digging trenches. This technique was invented in the Roman Empire and is still done today, but after thousands of years of technological progression, we use innovative machinery and manual power when site-specific characteristics require it. Trenching is required when a pipe repair is not possible because it is too damaged and needs to be replaced.

A trenchless water line repair can also be performed, even when a part of the piping needs replacement. While this method requires more complex machinery, including special cameras to see what is causing the blockage or how the roots are damaging the pipes, one of its biggest advantages is that it is much less intrusive to the surrounding environment. This can be especially helpful if your water lines run under an esthetically pleasing garden or pool, where trenching is not possible or would make the process much more expensive.

Both options have their pros and cons, so it is best to call the professionals at Colorado Excavating when deciding which one fits the issue ahead.

The Process of Water Line Repair

Before the water line repair process can be started, we would need to identify the cause of the issues. Depending on how severe the damage is, we will help you find an economical, long-lasting solution. In many cases, we will use line scoping to determine the damage prior to providing a solution. 

Water Line Repair Options Include:

An inflatable hose in epoxy can be inserted into a water line if the damage is relatively small. Once the hose is inflated, it is pressed against the existing water line. In the next step, the epoxy cures to seal the leak. The inflatable tube is removed once the leak is properly sealed.

A burst or severely damaged pipe cannot be repaired with pipelining, so a trenchless repair is required. This involves technicians inserting a cone-shaped device through the existing water line. 

If the entire water line needs to be replaced, or trenchless repair is not possible at that location for some reason, a trench must be excavated along the entire length of the damaged pipe.

Our customers are the most important part of our business at Colorado Excavating. Our technicians are not only well trained and experienced, but also honest, friendly, and trustworthy.

We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all of our products and services. If you are looking for a water line repair service or are not sure if or where there is damage, give us a call – we will be happy to help!