What is a side sewer and why should you care?
Side sewers run from your home or business and carry drainage and waste water from toilets, sinks, drains and downspouts out to the public sewer system. They run from your property or building up to the connection to the public main. Side sewers go under your yard and extend under sidewalks, driveways and even out into the street.
If you own your residence or business property, you are responsible for repairs. If you rent, your landlord should foot the bill for repairs. Side sewer repairs can be extensive if the damaged area extends under the street or sidewalk – that’s when trenchless solutions are preferred.
When you need a side sewer repair, choose wisely
If a side sewer repair requires right-of-way permits, you must hire a Registered Side Sewer Contractor. If the repair involves replacing, repairing or installing sewer or storm pipe that discharges out into the public system, you must use an RSSC.
To be safe, it’s best from the onset to choose a registered contractor rather than find out once you’re into the repair that you need one. Using a registered and experienced contractor helps protect you and ensures the work is done properly. Full Bore has decades of experience with sewer, water main, and side sewer work.