Water sewer line replacement


  • Sewer and Water line repair and replacement
  • Lead/Copper water line replacements
  • CCTV Camera/video inspection of sewer line
  • Pipe bursting sewer lines
  • Sump pump line replacements
  • Septic/Cistern installation, repairs & maintenance
  • Manhole & Catch basin installation & Repairs
  • Fire hydrant installation & repairs
  • Valve repairs and replacements
  • HDPE Pipe Fusing

Frequently Asked Questions

The amount of time that a sewer line lasts usually depends on the type of material it is constructed of. Pipes made from cast iron, clay or cement may last up to 50 years. Modern sewer lines made from PVC or ABS can withstand the test of time for much longer.

There are many reasons that a sewer line could break. These are a few of the most common causes:

• Tree roots
• Freezing
• Corrosion (common in older lines)
• Ground disturbance
• Accidental damage from construction

Strathcona Excavating can offer a quick, affordable solution regardless of how the damage occurred.

There are many different things that can cause a water line to break. Here are some of the most common causes:

AGING PIPES: as pipes age, they can corrode and the walls become thin. This creates the perfect conditions for a break, especially when combined with temperature or pressure changes
FROZEN PIPES: just like pipes in your home, water lines are susceptible to freezing during the cold Edmonton winters
SHIFTING GROUND: as the ground freezes and thaws, it expands and contracts around water lines. This adds additional stress to the structures and can lead to a break
CONSTRUCTION DAMAGE: Any time there is digging in an area, water lines are at risk for potential damage

There are two main steps that all home and property owners must follow once it is determined that they have a leaking pipe.

The first step is to locate where the leak is coming from. This information will help diagnose the issue and assist in preparing the necessary tools to repair your broken waterline.

You should then shut off the valve controlling water flow to the damaged or leaking pipe.

Untreated water main breaks or leaks can lead to additional issues and potentially cause problems with your water system and lead to costly repairs. Call Strathcona Excavating as soon as possible to repair the damage done by a broken or leaking water line.

It is a good idea to have your sewer line ‘scoped’ with a camera. Home and property owners may find that their sewer line may need to be cleaned out as it could be clogged with debris, or in some cases, tree roots. If the issue persists, there may be other problems at play, and your sewer line may be compromised.

We recommend that you contact us at Strathcona Excavating as soon as possible to repair and replace your sewer line. You can also reach our 24/7 emergency line at 780.416.9000

Depending on the state of the damage, our technicians will help you decide what option is more suitable for your home or property. Sewer and water lines that are older can create more long-term problems; however, if the damage to your sewer or water line is isolated, we can help you access the damaged portion so that it can be repaired.

We provide services to Edmonton and the surrounding area. Our crews provide water and sewer line replacement and repair services to homes and business properties across Alberta, including Sherwood Park, St. Albert, Leduc, Nisku, Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, Fort Saskatchewan and more! We are also available 24/7 for any of your water or sewer line repair and replacement needs!

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