Drain Line Excavations Victoria | Drain Pro Plumbing
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Drain Excavation / Repair & Replacement

For even the toughest blocked drains & sewage lines,
count on Drain Pro for drain excavation in Victoria,
Saanich & the West Shore.

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    We Dig with Care & Attention to Detail

    When you have drain problems or sewage line issues in Victoria & surrounding communities, it’s time to call in the drain excavation pros. While digging a drain or sewer line is an invasive project, the experts at Drain Pro are adept at repairing or replacing the lines with professional drain excavation undertaken with great care. We ensure that our drain repair & replacement pros are equipped with the latest tools, equipment and know-how to promptly and effectively deal with a wide range of plumbing excavation projects.

    Our experience with drain excavation in Victoria, Saanich & the Western Shore means you’re getting the job done right, keeping your property looking good and your home functioning at its best.

    Countless Reasons You Can Trust Us

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    Locally Owned & Operated

    We’re happy to live here, proudly serving Victoria, Saanich & the Western Communities with dedication & integrity

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    You’ll have peace of mind when Drain Pro is on site working at your residence or commercial property

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    All Work Guaranteed

    At Drain Pro we stand behind the work we perform, committed to your 100% complete satisfaction

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    We know that plumbing needs can be urgent; that’s why we offer around-the-clock service, 7 days a week

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    Nobody wants an unpleasant surprise, be it plumbing or pricing. That’s why we’re transparent in our quotes

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    We treat customers the same way we’d treat friends or family, with respect and dedication to serve & to help

    Our Proven Drain Excavation Process

    The first thing we do is investigate the source of the drain or sewer line blockage. In many cases, we can make repairs without having to dig. For more extreme blocks that are further down the line, however, drain excavation becomes necessary. We’ll give you a transparent quote that reflects full value for our professional, experienced drain excavation work. This includes taking the time to find & avoid any buried cables, lines, etc.; and to do excavation work & clean-up that leaves as small a footprint as possible.

    Our Victoria drain excavation teams have the knowledge & skills required to help keep your costs down and deliver a safe, thorough & effective result that will keep your drains flowing for years to come

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    Signs That Excavation May Be Required

    Indicators that your drain may require excavation includes multiple slow drains in the building, sewer smell from your sink and toilets as well as soil dissipation around your sewer lines causing sink holes and indentations. Another sign of sewer lines leaking into your yard is lush green patches of grass and potions of grass which look to be getting a lot more nutrients.

    The sewer line material, the condition of the soil, tree roots and  blockages are a few of the many reasons that drain excavation may be required. Blockages are mostly caused from accumulation of food and grease, foreign objects such as toys as well as flushing hygiene products down the toilet.  Preventive household measures can be practiced to avoid sewer blockages and save on repairs.

    Drain Excavations require expertise and experience, which is why our excavation team at Drain Pro Plumbing Victoria are perfectly equipped to help you get the best results and value for money.

    Trenchless Excavation at Drain Pro

    Trenchless excavation is a technique used by Drain Pro to install or replace utility lines, without the need to excavate a trench. We utilise a directional drilling machine, that has the capability of laterally exerting a tremendous pushing pressure on a drill bit, which excavates a boring hole, that will accept a utility line.

    At Drain Pro, we understand that the ability to install utilities without the need to open trenches is understandably important. The use of trenchless excavation is a growing industry, and our equipment, expertise and experience put us at the forefront. We also repair existing utility lines by pulling a new flexible synthetic line through it. This method is used to replace water and sewer lines in Victoria and surrounding areas.

    At Drain Pro Victoria, we offer a satisfaction guarantee that is unmatched. We examine all trenchless excavation services by inspecting the line with a camera. Once the camera has confirmed a proper coating has been installed and there are no compromises, the line is returned to full service. Contact us today.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is drain excavation a major hassle or inconvenience?2020-08-28T19:42:51+00:00

    While drain excavation is not ideal, it’s not the worst thing that can happen to a homeowner – so long as the drain excavation is carried out properly and professionally. For most homeowners in Lower Vancouver Island and Victoria, drain excavation is an inconvenience for a short while – but, as they say, “this too shall pass.” The bigger issues with drain excavation tend to occur when shoddy workmanship comes into play, or when a homeowner takes on too much with a DIY drain excavation project. When Drain Pro is handling your drain excavation in Victoria or surrounding areas, you can rest assured that we work with the most minimal footprint possible, making every effort to leave your property in better shape than when we first arrived.

    What kind of equipment do you use for drain excavation in Victoria & Lower Vancouver Island?2020-08-28T19:43:20+00:00

    At Drain Pro, the leader in drain excavation in Victoria & Lower Vancouver Island, we use the latest and most advanced equipment for our drain excavation services. This includes light machinery for trench digging, hydro excavation, etc. Backhoes are a pretty handy piece of machinery that we get great use out of; mini excavators are also on the scene. Hydrovac trucks have come into use more these days with hydro excavation. It all really depends on the nature and the scope of your drain excavation project. While we ask everyone to keep a safe distance, if you have kids or grandkids (or kids at heart) who want to come out and see the drain excavation machinery equipment that we’re using at your property, we’d be glad to entertain them (at a safe distance) while performing the work for your Victoria drain excavation project.

    I would rather avoid having my yard dug up. Is there any way my drain pipes can be fixed without tearing up my lawn?2020-12-02T18:01:07+00:00

    We understand that the thought of having your well-kept yard torn apart can cause a lot of stress. That is why we reserve this service as a last resort. There are a few factors that we need to consider when determining if we need to excavate:

    • Pipe Material: External drain pipes are commonly made of metal, plastic, or concrete. Over the years, corrosion can wear away at the materials or joints could begin to fail. There is no avoiding the fact that pipes need to be replaced eventually.
    • Soil Conditions: Sub-par soil conditions can lead to shifting in the sewer line. This can lead to the line becoming cracked, or completely collapse. Freezing soil can also lead to damaged lines.
    • Severity of Blockage: Sometimes the blockage in a pipe is so severe that it cannot be broken up or pushed through the line. This is more likely in older pipes that have corrosion built up inside.
    • Tree Roots: If you have a large tree in your yard, the roots can grow into your sewer line and cause damage to the line and create blockages that are extremely difficult, if not impossible to remove.

    Rest assured that if we need to excavate your yard to fix the problem, our experienced professionals will take great care with your yard and ensure the job is done right the first time.

    How can I tell if my drain system needs repairs?2020-12-02T18:14:58+00:00

    There are a few things you can look for to tell if there is an issue with your drainage system:

    • Multiple drains in your home are clogged or blocked
      • If it is just one or two drains, then the problem is most likely somewhere in your house, but if all of your drains are blocked, that is a sure sign the blockage is in the sewer line outside of your house.
    • Your water drains slower than it used to or you have to flush more than once to empty your toilet
      • This can tell you that the sewer line is partially blocked and restricting water flow. This is an early sign of a problem and if you catch this early, drain excavation can usually be avoided.
    • You smell sewage around your sinks or toilets
      • This unpleasant symptom tells you there is an issue with the sewage line. You may also notice this smell in your yard which will tell you that the line is cracked or broken.
    • You see indentations or sinkholes in your yard
      • If there is a leak in the sewer line, the surrounding soil can sometimes dissipate, leaving an indentation in your lawn. In more extreme cases a sinkhole will form.
    • Unexplained patches of extra healthy grass
      • Sewage waste can act as a fertilizer and allow the grass to grow in more around that area. If you notice one or more patches of grass that look healthier than the rest of your lawn, it is a sign that there is a leak that needs to be checked out.
    How should I prepare for a drain line excavation?2021-06-17T13:31:57+00:00

    When you hire Drain Pro’s services for a drain line excavation, our crews first figure out the source of the issue and track where we will have to dig. If you have any outdoor furniture or belongings in the area that we will be digging, we simply ask that you remove them. Our excavation specialist will bring to your attention anything else you will need to do to prepare during our initial inspection.

    Contact us today if you have any questions about our drain line excavation process.

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