General Excavation

The water supply line to your building is a vital part of the infrastructure for any structure. But what if it stops working?

Today we look at some problems and how they can cause replacement on this basic system in need, such as excavation processes which include heavy machinery used during installation or removal depending upon where you live or even just open cut trenches that require expensive procedures with larger equipment because there are so many variables involved when doing these types jobs well!

Troubleshooting the Issue

If you notice that your water bill has increased after installing new appliances or you had a disaster in the front lawn, this might be the problem.

Here are the three major reasons:

Low Pressure:

The low pressure is usually just an issue with water flow. A small-diameter mainline and meter can cause problems throughout the home, but replacing them will fix most issues caused by high or reduced pressures in your plumbing system.

Loss of Pressure:

There are a variety of reasons why your pressure might be low, such as an interrupted supply pipe. If you notice that there is less water coming out but the meter shows constant flow or an increase in your water bill, then it could mean you have a leak -in which case we recommend calling for professional assistance immediately!


Flooding can be an incredibly destructive force, and the cause might vary from corroded fitting to root damage or pipe freezing. Once a water pipe is compromised it will begin leaking as soon as you start noticing moisture around your home’s foundation, we recommend you contact a professional

Water Supply Line Excavation Process

The process for a water line excavation is identical to the sewer. An open-cut trench can be the most common type, but other types include: cutting concrete and then filling with stone or sand; installing pipes at ground level before backfilling (in more challenging projects); putting up temporary barriers like steel plates while repairs are made on older systems made out of wood pipe without any strengthening metal sections.

Cost Factors For Excavation

The cost factors for excavation depend on a few different things. The more complicated an issue becomes, the higher costs will be and there’s no way around that because it takes time to get everything done right. On the other hand, if the issue lives on city property, you may end up with lower expenses.

Water Service Lateral

The water service lateral is the connection from your city’s main supply to where it will be delivering drinking water on site. Your county might also have their own rules about who owns what, but in most cases, any defects or damages off of property are considered public works project responsibility and funded by taxpayers there instead of you!

Hardscape and Foundation

Earth is fairly easy to move when the trench has been dug. However, large structural barriers such as sidewalks and foundation slabs will need removal or cut away in order for you to get access to pipes that are being replaced onsite at your home’s construction site – these obstacles must also be repaired before they can resume their original position after work hours end! These factors can impact the cost.

Trees and Other Natural Obstacles

Many of these pipes have been in the ground for decades. This means nature has had a lot of time to move in. Tree roots can be an obstacle and they are also a source of damaged water main lines which need to be replaced.

Call Mountain Contracting for All Your Sewer line Services

If you need sewer line replacement or repair in Boulder, Longmont, Broomsfield or Gilpin County, turn to Mountain Contracting. Our qualified team will come out and evaluate your undeveloped property or existing sewer system to determine how best to proceed. Reach out on our website to schedule an appointment today!