How can you replace sewer pipes without digging up my landscaping?

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  • Mark
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    You could have your sewer line "bored" or "jacked", but is late in the year, and few things are growing, so if you want things to be SIGNIFICANTLY cheaper, dig out the bushes/plants in that area (take a picture first), then when the work is done, but everything back where it was.

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Ask "them".  They know the tools they got to put in a pipe liner.  Ask more than one.  Some are just Joe with a shovel.  The other guy is fully equipped with the latest sleeving tech. to do this. They can do oil wells, so a turd pipe is not a big deal or very long.  They also have that machine that made a Tunnel under the English Channel to join Britain with the mainland by the Chunnel.  20+miles.

    My septic is in the back of the house so they ran a pipe up the front of my lawn past the side of the house to where the house septic pipe comes out and disconnect from the tank and connect to the pipe. The sewer pipe on the road was about 15 feet deep.  You almost can't tell they were there.  Mind you that was several years ago.

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  • 8 months ago

    Tell you to so it yourself.

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  • 8 months ago

    afaik, you can't. the sewer leaving the house should go out in a fairly straight line for some feet. That's usually where folk put their landscaping. Since this portion of the sewer line is your responsibility, the landscaping is also your worry and your responsibility. [In my community, the 'usual' design is that the sewer line is under the largest front window and usually within 18 inches of the center of that window. It runs perpendicular to the wall of the house.]

    Source(s): grampa
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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    You might look into having the existing pipes lined, which is done by a machine and requires minimal excavation. But if the pipes have collapsed that is unlikely to be feasible.

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    It really is not possible.  To save your landscaping, you might have to consider using and outdoor portable sh*tter.

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  • 8 months ago

    First, the can rotor it out, cleaning out all the garbage and branches inside. After they do that they can reline it with a flexible sheath of plastic from one end or the other. All they will have to do is dig a hole at one end or the other. If you have a big enough access pipe up at the house they will not even have to dig a hole.

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    There is no ways it can be done without digging up your landscaping.

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  • Rick B
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    IF they run under your landscaping, then you can't.

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