After having Bill Howe Plumbing replace all the old cast iron drain under my house, I was still left with the 90 feet of old drain from my front yard to the city sewer. The drain was old and full of cracks. It was eventually going to collapse and my options were to either dig up the yard, sidewalk, and street and replace the pipe or go with the epoxy lining. Needless to say, I elected to go with the epoxy lining. It wasn’t cheap, but I really didn’t want the hassle and mess of digging up 90 feet of old pipe, not to mention dealing with the city for permits and such.
Bill Howe sent me the team of Journeyman Plumber and Lining Specialist Justin Gould and his assistant James Serrano. They planned to do the lining in 4 sections over a 4 day period. Well, nothing ever goes smooth with my house and on the second day the tube which inflates the lining popped while it was in the tube. This is a very rare occurrence, but normally it would mean digging up the pipe to get the liner out. However, Justin acted quickly and was able to extract the whole liner and tube, saving the day and saving Bill Howe a lot of digging on their dime.
Anyway, the rest of the sections went in smooth and I now have newly epoxied drain line which I don’t have to worry about as Bill Howe insures it for 15 years. Like I said, it wasn’t cheap ( around $120 per foot of drain), but they did give me a military discount. One good thing about the lining is that the work periods where we cannot use the drains are very minimal and we always had full services of our drains by the end of each day. If you have old drains which need to go then I highly recommend that you call Bill Howe and consider the epoxy drain liner as an option. They can save you a lot of digging and headache. Even if some other company told you that the drain cannot be lined you should call Bill Howe for a second opinion because they can sometimes line drains that other companies cannot. Thank you Bill Howe!