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.

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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 Things – Water to Barn in Northgate

  • The Northgate area is named for its proximity to the “north gate” of the Air Force Academy.
  • There is a lot of beautiful horse property in northern Colorado Springs.
  • We ran 180′ of water line to our customer’s barn, dodging multiple power lines.
  • It was tough digging through the sandstone, but after that it was nice and sandy.
  • Our daughters, Hannah and Maddy, came to work (but I think they spent most of the time with the horses!).

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A Little Bit About Water Lines

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Is plastic pipe good to use?  What about copper, which used to be the standard?  I get asked this a lot from customers who want to know what’s going in the ground.

Due to the ever-increasing EPA water quality requirements at our sanitation plants, most municipalities have been requiring the use of plastic, or HDPE, water lines for several years now.  (Probably makes my grandfather roll over in his grave since he was one of the first plumbers to use soft copper!)  However, the plastic will last much longer.

In most of the rural, outlying areas we use an iron-pipe size HDPE with a 200 psi rating referred to as DR7 (black) pipe.  In the City of Colorado Springs, we can use either copper or upsize one size on CTS HDPE with a 200 psi rating known as DR9 (blue).  It is typically installed with no couplings or fittings, other than at the start and finish at the line.  We use one solid piece, with compression fittings at each end, and a tracer wire for future locating purposes.  Both of these plastic pipes are suitable for directional boring into houses, businesses, under roads, driveways.