Sewer replacement, sewer repair, and water line replacement work all involves accurately locating buried service lines. In many cases the NYC DEP does not have accurate records indicating exact an location for a sewer or water main connection. Another factor is that in many cases regarding a sewer replacement, sewer repair, or water line replacement the service line does not run in a straight line and can offset in an unexpected way. In other cases it is hard to determine the location of the defect in a house drain or water line.
Instead of having its Clients incur costs for unneeded excavations or for excavating in an incorrect location Joseph L. Balkan Inc. has invested in superior water line and various other underground specialty tools. While performing a sewer repair, a sewer replacement, or a water main these tools routinely save our valued Clients thousands of dollars.
Sewer Video Equipment
In many cases Balkan can place a specialty video camera in a sewer line to verify the location of the defect and the type of sewer line defect. This procedure can avoid unnecessary work, or help determine whether a sewer repair or complete sewer replacement is needed. These video cameras are also able to determine the severity of the defect, helping the Client determine whether immediate work is needed or if it can be planned for a later date.
Metal Conduit Detectors & Pipe Location Equipment
We not only own superior pipe location and metal detectors, but have the highly trained and skilled personnel that know how to use these tools properly. Having the right tool with the wrong person operating it is not much help to a property owner needing service. Our state-of-the-art tools can locate not only the exact location of a water main for a water line replacement, but also the exact depth of the water main service line, and notify our trained technicians of ‘false’ readings. Instead of a client and a water main contractor haggling over why an incorrect excavation was made and its associated cost, Balkan does it right the first time.
Sewer Location Equipment
Balkan owns and expertly operates highly sensitive sewer sondes. Instead of relying on sketchy NYC DEP records, the exact location of the line and typically the point of the problem can be pinpointed. This applies whether for a sewer replacement or a sewer repair. Excavating in an incorrect location for sewer line work is typically a $4,000.00 error, not a cost to be easily dismissed. By taking some extra time evaluating a sewer repair or sewer replacement costly and unnecessary excavation work is avoided. That is why among NYC subsurface contractors, Balkan is The most trusted name.
Water Leak Detection Equipment
Joseph L. Balkan Inc. owns state-of-the-art leak detection equipment. Furthermore they have access to even more sensitive leak location equipment that can virtually pinpoint the location of any leak for a water repair or water line replacement. In certain cases having this ability, which is unique in the industry, can save many thousands of dollars in avoiding unnecessary water line work or excavation work. Previously the location for a water repair would be guesswork, frequently resulting in an unnecessary complete water line replacement or countless test holes.
Tap Cleaner To Clean A Clogged Tap Connection
Sometimes a tap connection for a water service line on the city main can get clogged with corrosion, sediment or a small object. A clogged tap connection or partially blocked tap connection can cut off water flow into a property or greatly restrict the flow of water. However a clogged tap can be easily cleaned and unclogged using a useful water main tool called a tap cleaner.
A connection for a water service line will usually get blocked or clogged if it is undersized or if it is an old style connection. Older style tap connections did not penetrate as deep into the city water main as modern tap connections. But even properly sized and recent tap connection can get clogged or partially blocked. Read more about this water main tool.
By investing in state-of-the-art tools and equipment Balkan makes more accurate sewer and water line assessments possible, and a more accurate scope of work for its valued Clients. Avoiding costly house drain and water main work is a win-win for everyone. Staying at the forefront of the industry by utilizing available technology and tools allows Balkan to avoid all sorts of expensive exploratory drain work and unnecessary water main work. Saving NYC property owners money and aggravation is why people say ‘Balkan provides answers not excuses’.