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Looking for plumber/excavator

I think my sewer line has broken or collapsed collapsed in my back yard. I have a sink hole that seems to lead to where i think my sewer line is. i am looking for recommendations to get this fixed.

created by jhop on Aug 06, 2014 at 08:44:49 pm     Business     Comments: 14

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Alternative Plumbing.

posted by Foodie on Aug 06, 2014 at 10:24:54 pm     #  

Agreed. They are great

posted by upso on Aug 06, 2014 at 10:46:33 pm     #  

I have alternative Plumbing coming out next wensday to send a camera down the sewer. then the real fun will begin.

posted by jhop on Aug 07, 2014 at 05:00:40 pm     #  

Just a different take on Alternative Plumbing. I've had some bad experiences including telling me my water heater was leaking when it was condensation from the furnace (AFTER the new water heater was installed), and then because I'm a softie and wanted to give them another chance, they screwed up shower repair and left a giant hole in my plaster wall. But others have had better experience. Good luck upso.

posted by MaryCooksalot on Aug 07, 2014 at 05:06:49 pm     #  

I would 100% recommend t&j plumbing. I have used them on several jobs and I have never been disappointed with them. Their prices are excellent and their boss (Jamie) is always on site at the major jobs. 419.380.8541

posted by Dappling2 on Aug 07, 2014 at 07:28:06 pm     #  

Speaking of cameras, one of the workers at t&j told me I needed a new sewer line. Their boss came out, looked at it, and said we could get away with snaking the line. That to me was integrity.

posted by Dappling2 on Aug 07, 2014 at 07:40:06 pm     #  

Alternative Plumbing Plus just finished replacing a section of my sewer and installing a cleanout. I am 100 percent happy with their work. on time no hidden extras.

posted by jhop on Oct 22, 2014 at 02:02:40 pm     #  

Foodie recently had a similar issue, involving underground plumbing. He had a good result. Maybe he will chime in, or that thread can be found.

I can remember who the contractor was, but may have been Alternative.

posted by justread on Oct 22, 2014 at 03:42:08 pm     #  

Oh... and he was able to avoid excavation.

posted by justread on Oct 22, 2014 at 03:42:45 pm     #  

It was Alternative. They replaced my water service line from the city tap to the inside of my basement. They are one of the few in the area that utilize directional boring so the only excavating was to access the city tap.

Not only did they do a great job but they did it for less than half of what several others wanted.

Just had them back out a couple of weeks ago to replace the shutoff valve that supplies the dishwasher. Didn't know it was bad until I tore out my old d/w getting ready for the new one to be installed the next morning - a Saturday. I was in a pinch timewise but they squeezed me in on a Friday afternoon.

Love these people.

posted by Foodie on Oct 22, 2014 at 03:50:37 pm     #  

Maybe that's why they can't fix my sewer line. Too busy with other TT'r claims. They came out 3 weeks ago and scoped it with the video camera and marked the grass where the break was and that was the last I have heard from them. I have been playing phone tag between them and the insurance company. Every time it rains, the hole in my yard just keeps getting bigger!

posted by daddyg on Oct 22, 2014 at 05:12:12 pm     #  

Have you verified with your insurance carrier that there is coverage? That is not something that would normally be covered.

That could be the holdup.

posted by Foodie on Oct 22, 2014 at 05:37:21 pm     #  

Sorry! I meant Affordable Plumbing. My mistake. Maybe I should call Alternative. The insurance I have is offered through Columbia Gas. Company is called Extra Service Protection.

posted by daddyg on Oct 22, 2014 at 06:58:35 pm     #  

Ok - the coverage offered through Columbia - that makes more sense. We have that also - since our home is going on 60 years old.

posted by Foodie on Oct 22, 2014 at 07:14:26 pm     #