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Over time, ground movement and the shifting earth creates holes, cracks, and eventually breaks the clay terracotta pipes, disabling the sewer line and requiring sewer repair services.

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Replacing the damaged clay sewer line

Clay or terracotta underground sewer pipes are no longer used as clay pipes are more easily broken and it is especially easy for intrusive tree roots to break clay pipe.

clay sewer pipe is made up of smaller pieces of clay pipe sealed together with mortar.   Over the years changes in the ground and the weather shifts can cause holes and cracks in the clay pipe and sometimes a portion of the clay pipe can collapse completely requiring emergency excavation and sewer repair.

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Our sewer pipe inspection will show us the nature of the problem with your sewer line and the exact location of the underground broken clay pipe.  We push a video camera through the sewer line and the images allow us to what is happening in your underground pipe so we can provide an accurate diagnosis.

If you are considering your options for the replacement of clay sewer pipe in NJ and would like more information please call us.  We are a very experienced sewer company nj and would be happy to discuss your options.

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Replacing a damaged clay pipe usually requires excavation of the underground pipe and replacing the broken portion.  Alternatively, if the clay sewer line is broken and very old sewer line replacement may be more economical in the long run.

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Pipe bursting is a trenchless sewer replacement method that can replace the entire sewer line without excavation.  Existing openings to the sewer line are used to run a steel head through the clay pipe bursting it into pieces in the soil while running a new sewer line behind it to replace the broken clay pipe sewer line.

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A sewer inspection is needed sometime to determine which sewer repair method is most cost effective for your situation.

Signs of a broken main sewer clay pipes

  • 1) Ongoing sewer problems 
  • 2) Sewage Backups and Blockages
  • 3) Sewer Gas Odor
  • 4) Mold Problem
  • 5) Tree roots – tree roots growing in sewer
  • 6) Slow Drain
  • 7) Extra Green and Lush Patches in Grass
  • 8) Indentation In Lawn or Under Pavers
  • 9) Foundation Cracks, Settlement, and Sinkholes
  • 10) Leaking sewer line
  • 11) Pipe separation

No-Dig clay repair or clay line replacement 

No-Dig repair/replacement underground clay pipe

Very often when we are dealing with replacing an entire old clay/terracotta sewer pipe with a new sewer line excavation of the old collapsed sewer pipe is needed and we install a new sewer line.

Depending on the problem with the old clay pipe sewer line, often the cheapest and most effective way to fix the broken sewer pipe is to use a no-dig method for replacement of the underground pipe.


Pipe bursting is a great sewer replacement method for an old clay pipe that needs to be replaced.  This method uses a steel cable to push a large cone shape head through the old sewer line which  breaks the clay pipe apart underground while at the same time pulling into place a replacement sewer line made of high-density polyethylene pipe (HDPE).

The newly installed pipe should last for at least 50 years and is more sturdy than clay pipe against many nj sewer line problems like pipe cracking, pipe corrosion and tree root growth.

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Many New Jersey homes built before 1980 have clay sewer pipe.  Clay pipe or terracotta sewer lines typically last approximately 50 years before they start to crack and break.

NJ homes built after 1980 have sewer lines made of PVC pipe, which generally lasts about 100 years.

If you have old clay pipe call a professional sewer repair company in NJ as soon as you notice any signs of a problem to prevent further damage to your sewer line and prevent emergency sewer repair.

If your clay sewer line has already collapsed or is not functioning you need sewer replacement right away.  Trenchless sewer pipe lining repairs can usually be done in one day so you can get your sewer line running ASAP.

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We are a full-service nj sewer pipe and drain line service provider, with a wide selection of sewer & drain installation, repair and replacement services for residential, commercial, industrial and municipal needs throughout New Jersey.


We also install, repair, and replace household and commercial property, industrial property and municipal property sewer lines, water lines and special custom installations.

We are a leading contractor in new jersey for reliable, trustworthy and affordable sewer and drain installations and repairs.  Call today to discuss your sewer project.

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