Pipe Shifting Services in Southeastern PA
Pipe shifting is a serious problem that requires professional assistance to resolve. The certified plumbers at Mattioni Plumbing, Heating & Cooling provide a full range of sewer line repair services that will restore your sewer line pipes to proper function. As with all our services, we will thoroughly diagnose the problem and discuss your options with you before commencing any repair. When your sewer line shifts, bends, and sags, we can straighten things back out and restore proper drainage for your home!
What Is Pipe Shifting?
When the soil surrounding a pipe shifts, it causes the pipes to “belly” and lose the slope required for proper drainage. The resulting sag, or “belly,” will allow standing water, sediment, solids, and other debris to pool within the sewer line. Over time, this will cause corrosion, blockages, and backups in your sewer line. It’s a significant problem that typically occurs slowly over time.
What Causes Pipe Shifting?
Many things can cause your pipes to shift. Improper installation and planning are the most common reasons. However, soil erosion, flooding, the growth of tree roots, construction works, and other outside forces can also shift your pipes out of their proper position.
When pipes are placed upon improperly compacted and graded bedding, or when poor quality pipes are used, shifting soils can cause your pipes to shift and a belly to form. Due to their flexibility, PVC pipes are more susceptible to pipe shifting than pipes made of metal and other materials.
Even a slight change in slope can have a significant impact on drainage, and in most cases, the problem isn’t immediately apparent, but rather occurs in stages that often go unnoticed until a significant backup occurs.
What Mattioni Can Do To Fix Pipe Shifting?
Depending on the cause of the sewer line belly, our team can apply a wide range of solutions to repair and prevent your pipes from shifting again in the future. Our team can remove your pipes, correct problems with the bedding (including adding the right gravel and sand), apply trenchless pipe bursting to resolve the issue, or apply cured-in-place pipe lining to restore the slope.
Because each home and situation is different, our sewer line specialists will thoroughly inspect your pipes to determine the cause(s) of the issue before moving forward. We will discuss your options with you and secure any necessary permits prior to commencing any repair work.
Why Choose Mattioni?
At Mattioni Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, we’ve proudly served homeowners in the area for more than 70 years. Our certified plumbers and sewer line specialists will always give you honest recommendations, reliable workmanship, and superior customer service. As a family-owned and -operated company, we are dedicated to delivering the very best to our community, and we guarantee you will be satisfied with the results we deliver.