Sewer Repair Needed, Queens Homeowner Receives Special Attention For Sewer Problem

Sewer Service
July 1, 2010

by David Balkan

House sewer connections
NYC water main contractor

House sewer needs to be repaired – Queens homeowner receives special attention for their sewer problem. When a homeowner had a sewer problem they were about to have a sewer liner installed for thousands of dollars. Not only are sewer liners illegal in NYC for the repair of house sewers, they are frequently more expensive than a legal repair. Once made aware that sewer liners are illegal the homeowner sought expert advice and sewer service from a licensed plumbing firm.

House sewer connections
Example of a spur map

Joseph L. Balkan Inc. responded to the situation by providing a detailed explanation of the process of performing the job and answered all of the Clients questions. In addition, Balkan sent a representative to the job site on a Sunday to inspect the job site and give an accurate estimate. Balkan then sent specialized equipment to the site and City sewer information in order for a skilled technician to electronically trace out the direction of the house sewer and determine the point of the defect. By providing this service, which was free of charge, Balkan enabled the Client to limit the scope of the work to a repair in the roadway, which saved the Client thousands of dollars.

excavation work
Sewer work in progress

Once Balkan was hired they secured all required NYC DEP permits and NYC DOT permits, and arranged for the required DEP site inspection. The repair was started and completed in one day. Balkan replaced the existing sections of clay pipe with new extra heavy cast iron house sewer pipe. In addition all the contaminated excavated soil was carted away, and clean and dry backfill material was trucked to the site.

Careful backfill with compaction was performed with “same day” restoration of the roadway. A legal, DEP inspected, and long-lasting repair was completed for thousands of dollars less than an illegal sewer liner, and thousands of dollars less than a complete sewer replacement. Joseph L. Balkan Inc. performs high quality sewer and water main work throughout Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and the Bronx.

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David Balkan

David Balkan is the CEO of Balkan Sewer And Water Main, the largest and most trusted service in New York City. David is extremely active in various NYC plumber organizations being the Chairman of the Subsurface Committee in the Master Plumbers Council, and Vice President of the Subsurface Plumbers Association. In addition David’s expertise is respected by officials of New York City agencies such as the NYC DEP, NYC DOB, and the NYC DOT. He frequently provides valuable input on a variety of industry related matters.

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