December 21, 2017
The cost to repair a sewer line in Denver can cost anywhere from $3,500 - $25,000 with the average job costing $7,500.
Yeah, we know that’s a pretty wide range. To give you a better indication of what you’ll pay for your sewer repair, we’ve listed some price factors below.
The main 6 factors that affect the cost of a sewer line repair include:
A camera inspection isn’t necessary for all sewer repairs. But if the plumber can’t see the clog from the access point, they’ll most likely recommend one.
A camera inspection can cost an additional $150 to $250. But here’s the good news: A camera inspection will ultimately cut down on the cost of your sewer line repair.
Here’s why: When a professional performs a camera inspection, they run a camera on the end of a long cable through your sewer pipe. This helps them quickly:
View from a camera sewer inspection.
If part of your sewer pipe needs to be replaced, you’ll have to pay per foot for the material and labor to replace it.
Most contractors will charge anywhere from $175 to $300 per foot of replacement. Usually, the material of your pipe dictates how much you’ll pay per foot.
If the problem is in a hard-to-reach area, this increases the time, labor and tools your contractor needs to use.
For example, if the problem area is located directly under your paved driveway or under the concrete slab of your home, the contractor will need to use special tools to break up the concrete. The additional time and expensive machinery needed for this job will raise the overall cost of the project.
Most of the time, trenchless sewer repairs are less expensive than traditional sewer repairs. That’s because, with trenchless repair, contractors don’t have to spend hours digging up your entire lawn (which also means clean-up costs are reduced drastically as well).
2 of the most common trenchless practices are:
If trenchless sewer repair isn’t an option, you’ll likely spend a significant amount of money on clean-up costs and landscaping —sometimes up to $3,000+.
Examples of some clean-up costs you may encounter include:
Typically, higher quality contractors charge more for sewer repair. But don’t let a higher price deter you from choosing a qualified, experienced contractor.
You see, sewer repairs are costly. But a sewer repair done poorly will cost you a lot more money in the long run and can put the safety of your family and home in jeopardy.
So, when choosing your contractor, make sure you go with a professional who:
For your convenience, you can request an appointment in one of two ways: