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Sewer Line Replacement & Repair Costs In NJ/NY


sewer line replacement repair nj nyHow much does it cost for a sewer line replacement or sewer line repair?  We've specialized in sewer line repair, replacement, and installation for over 30 years.  We've completed jobs in all of Bergen County and Passaic County in NJ and Rockland County in NY.  In this blog post, I'll attempt to give you a good overview of what a sewer line contractor will charge you to complete the project.

Sewer lines are one of those things we don't think about until something goes wrong. You start noticing the problem when you hear strange, gurgling noises from the toilet, when water drains more slowly than usual, or when a smelly sinkhole appears in your yard.

So, how do you deal a broken sewer line in Northern NJ or Southern NY?  How do you know you can trust the sewer contractor?  How much will it cost for the sewer line replacement or repair?  I'll do my best to explain all of these questions and much more below.  

Sewer Line Replacement Costs

So what does it cost to for a sewer line replacement?  That depends on a bunch of items.  It could cost anywhere from $2,000 to $15,000. I know...that's kind of a big rang.  Here are a few of the main factors than can affect your price.

  • Using the traditional dig and replace method, you’ll pay around $50/foot.

  • The pipe busting process uses a machine to push new line into the old one’s place. This costs approximately $50 to $75 per foot.

  • Another option is what’s called slip lining. Using this method, a new sewer line is placed inside the old one. Slip lining can cost between $25 to $75 per foot.

  • Trees: If we have to chop down some trees and grind up some stumps just to dig up the sewer line, this will bump up the cost.

  • The gas line: There should be plenty of space between your gas line and sewer line. But if you're unlucky enough to have your gas line right on top of your sewer pipe, the price will go up as the job gets more complex.

  • The hook-up: If the township's sewer hook-up doesn't go right up to your property, you may be forced to excavate the road in order to complete the job.

If you're unlucky enough to have all three of these issues, expect to pay anywhere from $10,000 to $15,000.

Sewer Line Repair Costs

So what about sewer line repair...not replacement?  How much does it cost for a sewer main line repair?  If there's cracked or rotten sewer pipe, you could replace individual sections of pipe. This could cost you anywhere from $50 - $200 per foot.  

At times, you may get away with a small repair work.  However, if your sewer line is old or the problem is of a large magnitude, you're left with no choice but replacing the entire sewer line. The main sewer line replacement cost is determined by several factors, such as type of sewer line, mode of replacement, and the other complications involved.

Important note: if there's one section of sewer pipe that needs to be replaced, chances are the rest are soon to go as well.  It's therefore usually in a homeowner’s best interest to consider replacing the whole sewer main.

How To Hire A Sewer Contractor In NJ & NY

First things's not about the best price.  Price is always a factor, but replacing a sewer line is a big job, and you don't want just any sewer contractor in NJ/NY working on your property.  

It's almost impossible to get a quote on the phone.  We would recommend having someone from our experienced Sewer Line Division stop by your property to get a look at your situation to ensure you get an accurate quote.

Make sure you ask the sewer contractor the following questions:

  • How long has his company been in business?
  • How many sewer line jobs has he completed?
  • Does the sewer contractor seem knowledgeable and confident?
  • Has he explained the type of problems that might come up while replacing a sewer line?
  • Did the contractor do a good job asking you questions so he can give you the most accurate quote possible?

Service Area In Northern New Jersey And New York

Our coverage area includes Bergen County and Passaic County, NJ (Northern New Jersey) along with Rockland County, NY.  

Don't see your town?  Give us a call.  Depending on the size of the job, we service all of New Jersey and New York.

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