Express Plumbing Heating & Air specializes in water and sewer line repair and replacement, as well as septic system installation. Our trained excavators know what it takes to get the job done in a professional, timely fashion. We have the latest equipment to handle any job. From traditional trench type excavation to some of the more modern trenchless technology, Express Plumbing Heating & Air has it handled. We take great pride in leaving the job site put back together clean, making it look like we were never even there.
A lot of older homes in the valley have galvanized main water lines from the meter to their home. Usually, galvanized pipes have a life span of about 40 years. Within those 40 years, the inside of the pipe becomes rusted and the volume of water decreases. Galvanized piping often has issues with mineral deposits. When it gets old it deteriorates from the inside out. Sometimes the soil is very damp with water which accelerates the breakdown of the pipe. Another common pipe found in the Boise area is copper water piping. As with galvanized, minerals in the ground or water can cause pitting and corrosion in the pipe. Water lines can be replaced by traditional trench-type excavation. Express Plumbing Heating & Air also offers several trenchless technologies. You can eliminate tearing out landscaping and driveways with trenchless excavation.
Sewer line excavation:
Acts of nature, accidents, or normal wear and tear can all cause damage to sewer lines. However, the most common culprit in homes over 40 years old is the intrusion of tree roots into the joints of the pipes, which can be made of clay, cast iron, or Orangeburg. The roots find their way into the sewer to find water. These continue to grow and expand along with other roots. The sewer line continues to take on damage. Hiring a professional to clear the roots using a root cutting cable or hydro-jetter can stem root problems temporarily. Sooner or later, repair or replacement is inevitable.
Septic tanks are concrete or steel tanks that are buried in the yard. The tank usually holds 1,000- 2000 gallons of water. Wastewater flows from the house into the tank at one end and leaves the tank at the other. The scum layer is anything that floats, rises to the top, and forms there. The sludge layer is anything heavier that sinks to the bottom. In the middle is greywater. So as sewage enters the tank, it displaces the water that has separated. This water flows out into the drain field.
Drain fields are made of perforated pipes buried in trenches filled with gravel. Water is slowly absorbed and is then filtered naturally into the earth. Over time, a drain field can become oversaturated, usually by being undersized or lack of maintenance. Express Plumbing Heating & Air has the tools and the knowledge to install your new septic system or replace a failed system.
Big excavation job or small, give us a call for a free estimate on any excavation job in the Boise, Meridian, Nampa, or Caldwell area!