Basement drain blockage often occurs, but not always full drain replacement necessary. In most cases, drain snaking is enough to unplug the drain. There are other means to clear the drain, such as drain power flushing.
Broken or blocked sewer lines can be a problematic situation to be in as a homeowner. You might have to approach an emergency drain company to get sewer line fixing services. If the damage is too much, you might have to go for a full main drain replacement—something that requires a professional.
Before you hire an emergency drain company, you should have a fair idea of the cost associated with sewer line fixing. On average, homeowners have to pay $2,556 to repair a sewer line. Depending on the level of damage, you should expect the cost to fall somewhere in the range of $1,073 and $4,054. If you go for a full main drain replacement, the cost can be somewhere between $3,000 and $25,000 the cost varies by linear foot.
Sewer line fixing can also be done following the trenchless method or cured-in-place piping method. The former can cost you somewhere between $60 and $300 per foot, while the latter can cost you between $75 and $250 per foot. However, the ultimate cost of a full main drain replacement or repair will depend on the following factors:
1. Location of the sewer pipeline and the kind of damage.
2. Location of the residence's basement and front yard.
3. Size recommendation for sewers given by the city council.
4. The total length of the sewer pipe being replaced or repaired.
5. The type of main drain replacement: trenchless, conventional, or cured-in-place.
Make sure you keep these factors in mind to get the best deal from your service provider.