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Storm Sewer


If you need to replace or repair a storm sewer pipe at your home or business, it’s important to partner with a qualified storm and sewer excavation contractor. In the Minneapolis area, frequent rainstorms in the spring and summer can cause an issue if you have a clogged or broken pipe. Find out what a storm sewer drain is and what it means to provideĀ excavation services to make repairs to the system.

What Is a Storm Sewer Drain?

Imagine all the rain that falls on sidewalks, streets, parking lots and yards within the course of a year. Typically, water does not pool in these areas if there is a healthy storm and sewer drain at your residential or commercial location.

In order to maintain a reliable storm and sewer drainage system, it’s important to have our team inspect your system regularly. We can clear obstructions that threaten to clog the pipes and prevent water from accumulating in your basement or underground storage facility. Unlike sewer lines, storm drains don’t receive treatment at the sewage plant. So, it’s important to ensure that these systems work well and avoid an unhealthy discharge that can accumulate in your yard or flood your home.

Storm Sewer Systems

As well as having separate systems for sanitary and storm sewers, some areas combine these functions into one system. You may wonder what the difference is between storm drains and sewer drains. Basically, domestic waste flows to sewage treatment plants in all cases. However, individual sewers often dump runoff directly into rivers and streams. Combined systems typically receive treatment at a sewage treatment facility.

What Do Storm and Sewer Drains Do?

Heavy rain or melting snow flow into storm drains. Sometimes, it flows directly into waterways, and other times it goes directly into your municipal pipes. When you hire an excavation contractor to make repairs, it’s essential to find one with the right experience, know-how and tools for the job.

At A-Z Underground, we specialize in trenchless and trenched solutions for all your plumbing needs. We can help you design and install a new system.

Examples of Storm Excavation Service

From catch basins to water collection points in parking structures and along curbs, storm sewer systems perform a vital function. For example, areas with higher runoff volumes are more prone to damage and health issues that arise when stormwater has nowhere to go. To keep your pipes clear, we may need to dig out the existing pipes, fix any cracks or leaks and replace pipes on an as-needed basis. Once we complete these functions, we backfill the dirt and plant sod so that your residential or commercial property can recover.

Whether you are looking for a better storm management system at your business or want to improve the drainage on your property, we have the skills and tools needed to help you achieve your goals. Whenever possible, we use trenchless techniques to reach and repair storm drains and pipes. However, there are times when due to wear and tear and extensive damage, we need access to the entire storm management system located on your property.

If you are looking for an experienced team with dedication, commitment, and finesse, A-Z Underground has the plumbers and equipment operators needed to complete the project quickly.

Work with our team to ensure that you have all the necessary permits, materials, and equipment to get the job done quickly. From system failures to erosion to sediment accumulation, there are many reasons that storm drains clog. From blowouts to pipe failure, we use a variety of tools to locate the source of the problem. For example, by using a video camera, we can isolate the location of the blockage or other problems.

Contact A-Z Underground today to schedule an inspection or consultation with our residential or commercial storm sewer excavation team.

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