Fixing A Failed Older Sewer Replacement

Hands in gloves holding a visibly dented white SDR35 pipe

A customer from Baltimore County’s Timonium neighborhood called us because he had an urgent sewer backup issue. Water had backed up out of his downstairs laundry area, flooding the lower level of his home, and he could not use any of his plumbing without causing further damage. He had had both another plumber and Baltimore County come out and try to open his sewer line from an exterior cleanout near the edge of his property.

A Second Opinion Sewer Inspection Saves a Driveway

Three pictures side by side showing the progression of a sewer camera through a pipe with a belly. The first image shows a pipe with water in the bottom. In the second photo, the camera is totally submersed in green water. The third photo shows a bend in the pipe with water in the bottom

A local Baltimore area homeowner called us to verify a sewer diagnosis provided by another plumber. This previous plumber told them their sewer line had problems under their driveway and would require $1,000s of demolition and restoration work to get to the problem. Obviously, our customer wanted more information before they committed to tearing up their beautiful concrete driveway.

Fixing a Failed Sewer Repair

A white pipe with a cap sticks out from the ground

A customer in Baltimore County’s Stoneleigh neighborhood asked us to come out and help with his sewer problem. He was experiencing a total backup and could not use his plumbing without flooding his basement with sewage. Although he had had another plumber on-site to try to get his sewer working with drain cleaning, they had yet to be successful.

A Case Study of a Simple Septic Repair

The Situation A customer called us to repair his septic system. He had already had a septic pumping company on site, and they had done a brief analysis of his situation and pumped down the tank and one dry well to get a handle on the problem. Their investigation narrowed his septic issue down to one dry well that was … Read More

You Could Save $37,700 on a Sewer Replacement

A white clean out access point in a grassy lawn

A homeowner in Baltimore City called us to verify a diagnosis from another company. The other plumber had told our customer that she needed a complete replacement totaling $38,000. She enlisted us to work up a second opinion…and we saved her $37,700

Fixing Water Line Leaks in Horse Barns and Outbuildings

An excavator digs up a leaking pipe under the slab of a horse stable

Water line leaks spring up anywhere, even under a barn floor! Here you can see us repairing a hidden water line leak in a horse stable in Baltimore County. While this leak isn’t as serious as one flooding out a home, it still creates a muddy mess and stresses this equestrian facility’s plumbing system. Our unique combination of equipment helps … Read More

Fixing Problematic Orangeburg Sewer Lines

An oval shaped Orangburg pipe in a pile of dirt

While revolutionary and affordable during its time, it does not hold up well. This pipe is common to sewer lines around Baltimore but is usually found throughout Lutherville, Timonium, and Pikesville and on septic systems installed around the 1950s and 1960s. 

Repairing Sewer Lines in Small Row Home Yards

A backhoe driving through a small alleyway to dig up a sewer line at a Baltimore City rowhome

The row home yards in Baltimore City leave little room for sewer repair and replacement work. Fixing sewer lines in a row home yard can quickly become a massive and involved project. Learn how we keep repairs precise and cost effective.

A Sewer Leaking Under The Basement Floor

Your basement is filled with nasty smelly odors and you don’t know why. Every time you flush your toilet, take a shower, or do laundry, your basement just gets more stinky and damp. If this is happening in your home, there is a good chance that a sewer pipe is leaking somewhere under your basement floor.

How do I fix a sewer under a tree?

drawing of a pipe bursting machine pulling a new pipe under a tree

Sewer lines that run below a tree tend to become damaged more than those that do not, simply because of the tree’s roots. Tree roots seek out moisture and nutrients. In older sewer lines, the joints between sections of pipe degrade.