Wow! What a deal!

Have you been thinking about the age of your sewer service?  (I know, it’s something we all ponder daily ….)  Maybe you’ve had to snake out your drains more and more often …. or you are buying/selling a home and want to check out the condition of the sewer service …. or you know you have the dreaded orangeburg pipe and are worried it’s a ticking time bomb …..

Give us a call and schedule a video camera inspection!  It’s a cost-effective way to find out the condition of your line, but here’s the best part: if you do happen to want or need a new sewer line, we will replace your water line as well AT NO COST!  A new water service usually costs a couple thousand dollars, so this is an incredible opportunity to save some money and put it towards something more fun – ha!  This offer applies to homeowners with side-by-side utilities; for other situations, call us for a discounted price.


If you are concerned about your landscape, remember that in most cases we can do this with a trenchless pipeburst method, and the impact to your yard is minimal.  We are licensed, insured and highly recommended by both customers and inspectors in the city and county.  We also do not subscribe to high-pressure, strong arm sales tactics.  If you encounter this, please call us at 447-1114 for a second opinion!

Five Reasons to Remember Joe Frei Excavating

  • Your water bill is suddenly really high.  If you have a leak in your underground water service, it could leak undetected for a while until …. your utility bill arrives.  We have different methods of replacing and repairing water lines – check out our website for a thorough explanation.
  • Your sewer is backing up at the lowest fixture.  If just your kitchen sink line is clogged, or only your laundry drain, a reputable drain cleaning company can take care of that for you.  Please call us for a recommendation: there are large companies that will try and sell unsuspecting homeowners a new sewer line which is not necessary.  But if your lowest fixture, such as the floor drain in the basement, backed up,  your sewer might need to be repaired or replaced.  Again, our website can show you the different options we have for sewer replacement.
  • You are uncomfortable with another company’s bid.  We have saved customers thousands of dollars, by giving a fair and honest assessment of a troublesome water or sewer line.  Call us for a second opinion!
  • You support small local businesses.  Joe Frei has been in the excavating industry for over 25 years, and is a licensed Master plumber, as his dad was.
  • Highly recommended by utility districts, inspectors and hundreds of homeowners.  All around nice guy who enjoys life!


Spring Cleaning

Every year, I swear I’m going to embrace that “Spring Cleaning” thing …. pull out the heavy furniture and vacuum underneath, air out the drapes, wipe down every surface in the house.  And every spring goes by with my typical “lick and a promise” cleaning, the usual mopping or dusting that doesn’t quite reach the places that only get cleaned when we MOVE OUT.  But while the dust bunnies are not harmful or damaging, there are a few things you might want to put on your mental Spring Cleaning list that can save you money in the long run.


1.  Clean your gutters.  With spring and summer rains coming, it’s so important to clear out the leaves and pine needles that have accumulated over the last year.  If you live in Colorado, you know how unpredictable the weather is, to the point of epic flooding.  Water that is not carried away from your home via your gutters and downspouts can seep down to your foundation, potentially causing damage that can be costly.

2.  Consider upgrading your gutters and downspouts.  Older homes typically have 3″ gutters, but the new standard is 5″.  If your gutters are starting to rot or separate, think about installing larger ones that can handle a heavy downpour.

3.  Check your drainage while you’re at it.  As you walk around your house, cleaning the gutters, make sure water will run away from your house, not toward the foundation.  A peripheral drain will help keep water from running into your basement or crawlspace, keeping mold and other air quality issues at bay.  If you think you need an expert to look at the drainage surrounding your home, give us a call.  Remember that while rain is one obvious cause of wet basements and foundation damage, groundwater or underground springs are not as apparent, but just as damaging.

4.  Keep your sewer free and clear.  Have a reputable company snake your sewer yearly.  (Call us for a referral if you need one.)  If you are not sure about the condition of your main line, we can camera the line and give you an honest assessment.  Then, once your line is clear and any roots are freshly cut, use a foaming root killer to keep those roots from infiltrating the line.  Since roots typically grow into the top of the pipe, we prefer the foaming root killer instead of using something like copper sulfate that will flush through the bottom of the pipe.

The structure of your home needs upkeep as much as the interior.  Save one of these beautiful Colorado days for a bit of work and protect your investment for years to come!