Frequently Asked Questions about Drain Excavations

Due to the fairly destructive and time consuming nature of drain excavation, we will always exhaust all our other options before resorting to it. At the end of the day, it’s all about what is easiest for you, the customer. Our drain cleaning expert will use a CCTV drain camera to try and diagnose the problem straight off the bat. Then, they can use either an electric drain machine or hydro-jetting machine to attempt to clear the blockage without excavating.

If your drain cleaning expert is unable to clear the blocked drain, they will then surmise that your drains will need to be dug up and replaced. If it’s a large area to be excavated, we will utilise a 4 tonne excavator to reach the affected pipe. We do also have access to machines down to 1.5 tonnes, for any situation. Every one of experts is trained and experienced in the use of excavating vehicles and machinery, so you needn’t worry about having to hire other companies where things could get messy.

Often the main cause of a drain that is blocked beyond repair is a particularly invasive tree root infestation or compacting and shifting earth. These can all lead to cracked, broken or the complete collapse of a section of your outdoor drains.

There may also be sludge build-up that is too solid to shift, or if the drain frequently gets blocked from poor quality or incorrect installation. One big benefit of excavation and replacement is that you’ll have brand new drains and won’t have to worry about them again for a very long time.