Why You Need An Excavation Contractor For Residential Sewage Connection

If you're a homeowner that needs to connect your home's plumbing to a main sewage line, it may be time to hire an excavator. Though residential sewage connection can be handled by most plumbers, hiring an excavator to get the job done definitely has its advantages. So if you're ready to get started laying the groundwork for your residential sewer connection, here's why you need to hire an experienced excavation contractor.

They Cover The Bases

Excavation contractors routinely deal with trenching, digging, and material removal, so in laying down new pipes for your sewage connection, you can jump a few hurdles at one time. Their access to suction excavators enable them to easily and rapidly locate buried utilities on your property, so safety hazards can be reduced and line placement can be determined fast.

If you're property is large and your pipes will be disturbing a lot of terrain, you want to hire someone that at least has access to the trencher, backhoe, dump truck, and any specialty equipment, like directional borers or suction excavators, that can tackle all aspects of your job at once. If your pipes need to be placed in sensitive areas, where existing utilities are located, or where landscaping needs to stay intact, an excavator can help make connections easier and less invasive with directional boring, when it's absolutely necessary.

Plumbers can definitely rent or gain access to the necessary tools needed for pipe laying and sewer connections, but they're subjected to rental fees that will be passed on to you with the bill, if they don't own and maintain their own equipment. A plumber can be licensed and have experience in doing sewer connections, but they probably won't have access to everything that an excavator routinely maintains in their equipment fleet, which can cost you more time and money in the end.

Their Expertise Matters

Aside of access to a full barrage of equipment used in new sewer connections, they have experience doing the dirty jobs that happen on a wide range of terrains. Excavation often happens outside, so having an excavation contractor assess your connection needs and job parameters can make a difference in how your job is managed from start to finish. Not only are they prepared for all conditions based on the equipment that's at their disposal, but they have a large repertoire of experience in working with different types of environmental factors. The type of ground you're displacing, depth requirements, routing around roots and buried lines, as well as how the material will be recovered or removed are all factors an excavating contractor (such as one from Jenkins Excavation) has experience working with.