Water Main & Sewer Installation Queens NYC

September 17, 2021

If you are considering replacing the water main or sewer system that feeds your house it is important to understand the process from both a visual and technical standpoint.

On this particular installation the property owner had been experiencing sewage back ups for several months when they decided to have a professional drain cleaning company try to clear the sewer and perform a professional diagnosis. After the sewer snake continued to hit an obstruction 22′ from the main house sewer trap it was decided to perform a video inspection on the sewer.

The video was able to determine that the old clay sewer pipe had collapsed and the sewage was no longer reaching the city sewer. It also determined that the entire sewer line was made of clay which is why it made sense to replace the entire pipe at once, instead of repairing one section of the pipe.

While investigating the sewer the drain cleaner noticed that the water main was made of lead. It was suggested that the lead water main was replaced with copper while the roadway was opened. To their surprise, the property owner ended up saving thousands of dollars replacing the water main at the same time as the sewer. They were also happy to no longer have lead pipes feeding their house!

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Do you see the old clay pipe sitting near the curb? 
What type of pipe do you think we installed? 

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When the Field Supervisor is using his sonoscope 
Anyone know what a sonoscope is used for? 

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5 hours and 12’ later, the NEW 6” cast iron sewer line is installed and flowing 

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12’ deep and ready to install the new cast iron. 
Why material is the sewer pipe in your neighborhood? 

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SAFETY FIRST! 
We are at 3.5’ in depth 📏 and the shoring installation begins! 

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