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Hydro-Jetting Sewer and Drain Lines

Since 1946 Roach Construction has been an excellent service to our customers. Call us today at 208-285-1411 and let our expert staff help you to solve your problem.

Clogs in your drain can cause a messy, unpleasant backup of wastewater into your home. Clogs are usually caused by a buildup over time of solids such as grease, food, soap and other materials that end up in your drain. Clogs can also be the result of heavy papers or foreign objects that find their way into the drain. Clogs that cannot be cleared with a household drain cleaner can be easily removed with the use of hydro-jetting.

What is Hydro-Jetting?
Hydro-jetting is the use of high-pressure water to flush and clean the pipe. Our expert technicians use specialized equipment to apply over 2000psi of water pressure through the pipe. This high-pressure water can clear plugs, cut grease and flush debris downstream to clear the pipe. Hydro-jetting is also an excellent method of cutting roots that have grown into the drain line.

Does Hydro-Jetting Damage My Pipe?
With a properly trained technician, hydro-jetting will not cause damage to your sewer pipe as the water itself is not abrasive. There are no moving parts to contact the pipe, unlike mechanical snakes that can crack and break an old sewer pipe.

Hydro-Jetting Culverts
If you have a road or driveway culvert that is plugged, backed up water can cause damage to the adjacent roadway. Water backed up from a plugged culvert can over saturate the roadbed and cause a soft condition which can lead to the formation of ruts and mud coming to the surface. Plugged culverts can also lead to erosion as the water continues to rise and eventually runs over the road or driveway taking gravel and dirt away, leaving deep cuts in the surface. The experts at Roach Construction have several large jetting trucks available that can handle culverts from 8” and larger. These large culverts can hold a massive amount of material when plugged. Replacing the culvert is very expensive and can cause a lot of disruption to traffic. With hydro-jetting, we can restore the culvert to its original capacity and have you worry free as the rains begin to fall.

Hydro Excavation

Hydro Excavation is the process of removing or moving soil with pressurized water. An air conveyance or vacuum is then used to transfer the soil or debris to a debris tank. This allows for a non-destructive and more accurate way to excavate soil and locate underground utilities.

Hydro excavating is the safest, most cost-effective and environmentally friendly method of excavation in the industry today. Unlike mechanical excavation, there’s little chance of damage when water is used to loosen the soil. Using hydro excavation significantly increases the safety and reduces the financial risks associated with utility line strikes.

Hydro excavation exerts pressurized water to cut the ground into pieces. The pieces are then removed by air conveyance into a debris holding tank. This method provides a non-destructive means to safely excavate areas that may contain unknown underground utilities. It represents a “surgical” excavation process when compared to the traditional mechanical digging equipment.

Common uses for hydro-excavation:
Underground facilities and subsurface utilities are almost always needed for construction. Excavation to lay these utilities is not an easy job and has a lot of risks. The existence of hydro excavation has considerably lessened these risks and it can now be used for several excavation applications.

Potholing is a method of locating existing underground utilities to be sure proper clearances are maintained with new utility installation.  Potholing can be done quickly and safely using hydro-excavation.  The risk of damaging existing utilities is nearly eliminated.

Hydro excavation is used for line, sign and pole installation and location. It is also used for potholing or daylighting. It allows for less congestion and traffic in the excavation area because the equipment can be positioned at a distance.

Pipe and sewer rehabilitation is another application for hydro excavation. This method reduces risks for any damages to or punctures in the pipes. This eliminates the additional time and cost that repairs require.

By using hydro excavation for landscaping, accurate excavation is done so the surrounding soil is not disturbed. The soil stays compact and strong while the necessary removal and is completed.

Trenchless Sewer Line Replacement / Repair

Does your sewer line need attention but you’re not sure what the next step is? Contact us today to speak to one of our experts about your situation at 208-285-1411. Serving Moscow, Pullman, Lewiston, Clarkston and surrounding areas, we offer no obligation estimates

One of the first steps in identifying the problem is to perform a camera inspection of the sewer line. Our high definition cameras can navigate the sewer line from the house to the city main providing a high clarity, color picture of the inside of your sewer line. If a problem area is found we are able to locate the precise location of the camera in the pipe This will give us the information we need to properly diagnose the problem and provide you with options to repair the pipe.

Cured in Place Pipe(CIPP) Repairs
If your sewer line just has one or two areas of concern we can install a CIPP repair sleeve that will seal and smooth any hole or rough transition that may be causing sewage to back up. A CIPP sleeve is a fiberglass patch that is inflated inside the sewer pipe and seals against the interior wall of the existing sewer pipe. After the resin has cured the patch is smooth and structurally sound. These repairs can be done through a clean-out access in the sewer pipe and require no digging or disruption to landscaping.

Over years of use, the pipes that carry water to your home and wastewater away begin to degrade and become weak. This weakening of the pipe can result in collapsed or misaligned pipe, roots begin to grow into the pipe and block the passage of waste and leaking pipes create soft spots where pipes begin to separate. Eventually, the pipe will need to be replaced and this used to be a very messy procedure. Yards and landscaping would be dug up, trees may need to be removed, driveways and patios broken up, porches removed, retaining walls taken down, all to allow an open trench to be dug from the house to the city main. Fortunately, we can avoid all of this by replacing the pipe with the pipe bursting method that does not require digging a trench across your property.

Full Line Replacement – Pipe Bursting
Pipe bursting is an industry leading technology that Roach Construction has been doing for twenty years. Pipe bursting provides the customer with a brand new sewer pipe and minimal disruption to their landscaping. Pipe bursting is the process of pulling a new sewer pipe into the ground while simultaneously breaking the old pipe out of the way. This process is done using a hydraulic machine that pulls a cone shaped head through the old pipe with up to 60,000lbs of force. The new pipe is attached to the back of the cone and is pulled in place as the old pipe is displaced. The new sewer pipe is High-Density PolyEthylene with fusion welded joints to provide a one-piece pipe from the house to city main. Additionally, we remove the inner weld beads which creates a truly seamless pipe for maximum flow and zero obstructions to catch solids.

Only two holes are needed to replace a pipe using the bursting method. One of the holes is typically in the street or alley which leaves the customer with just one small hole near the house. In most cases, we are able to restore the landscaping to near its original condition making it hard to see that we were ever there. We are able to complete most replacements in one day, minimizing the time that you are without service.

Choosing the Right Company for Your Pipe Bursting Needs
Roach Construction has been in business since 1946 and has been providing our customers with the highest quality work for over 70 years. Our crews are experts in the use of cutting edge trenchless technologies like pipe bursting for sewer line replacements and repairs. When we are finished you will have decades of trouble-free use while maintaining the integrity of your property. We are pleased to offer free estimates for your replacement or repair.

Call 208-285-1411 and find out what so many others already know: the friendly and expert service at Roach Construction can’t be beat!

Septic System – Full Service

If you are in need of a new septic system or just need someone to asses the condition of your existing system, we can help. Roach Construction Company has been troubleshooting, repairing and installing septic systems around the region for decades.

If you are in need of a new system we can help you from the design to the installation. We are licensed in Idaho and Washington and we can get you started by scheduling a site evaluation. Whether it is a simple gravity system or a complex pump system we can build it.

Having trouble with an existing system or just feel like you should check to make sure there are no problems arising? Give us a call at 208-285-1411. We are experts in evaluating septic systems and can offer solutions to any problem. From a simple tank inspection to hydro-jetting an aging drainfield, we would love to help you solve your problem.

Road Building

If you need a road built to access a building site or recreation area give us a call at 208-285-1411.  Often times the first step to developing a property is to install an access road.  Without that you can’t get contractors on site to view your project ideas.  No matter the length or difficulty of the route we have the equipment to provide the solution.  From simply grading a dirt road to an all season road with drainage ditches and culverts we will help you design a solution specifically for you and your terrain.

Simply looking to touch up an existing driveway or road?  Commonly driveways and roads get beat down over time pushing the gravel into the soil and compacting the tire lanes.  This will create ruts and start to trap water which softens the road and caused additional compaction.  As time marches on the grasses begin to build up on the edges preventing water from leaving the road.  Don’t worry!  We can fix that for you!  We can deliver and spread gravel to bring back that new look.  If the road needs grading to restore its shape and help it shed water, we can do that also.  We can make any old road or driveway look and perform like new again.  Give us a call at 208-285-1411.

Site Preparation

Building a new house or shop?  We can develop your new building lot to your exact specifications.  Excavation for a new foundation, building a driveway or road and connecting utilities.  We can turn a bare lot into a beautiful building site.  Concerns about drainage and ground water?  We specialize in drainage solutions!  Whatever the dream may be give us a call today and turn dreams into reality!

Video Inspections

If you are having trouble with your sewer line, give us a call at 208-285-1411.

Our video cameras are the best in the industry with color displays, self-leveling heads and the ability to record video and audio. You will get a high definition view of your sewer line and be able to clearly see where a potential problem might be. Our expert technicians can quickly diagnose any problems and give you immediate feedback on how best to approach a repair or replacement.

Maybe you haven’t had any trouble with your sewer line but you’ve heard from friends or neighbors about the problems that can occur. Maybe you are selling or buying a home and you need to know what condition the sewer pipe is in before you make commit to an offer. We offer affordable video inspection rates and if you have us do a repair or replacement, the video inspection is free!

We offer free estimates and can accurately diagnose the problem. Often times there are multiple options to repair, replace or maintain the sewer line depending on the severity of the damage and the age of the pipe. So give us a call today and schedule your expert video inspection.

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