Residential & Commercial Plumbing in the Indianapolis Area

Sewer Line Repair or Replacement

A sewer line backup or leak can be frustrating and often difficult to pinpoint. L.D. Smith Plumbing has the equipment and expertise to locate the problem in your sewer line and provide the best solution to fix it. We are proud to provide sewer line repair and replacement services in the Indianapolis area, including Greenwood, Fishers, Carmel, Noblesville, Broad Ripple, and Plainfield.

The most common causes of a damaged sewer line are tree roots that spread into the pipes and clogged drains lined with grease, oils, and other items that cause blockages. You will notice a sewer line issue in your yard by foul odor or if the ground in a specific area of your yard is always soaked with water. If you are having any of those issues, please give L.D. Smith Plumbing a call. Our sewer repair services include: 

  • Trenchless sewer replacement
  • Conventional excavation replacement
  • Sewer cleanout installation

Why is there a mound of dirt after a sewer repair?

Your sewer line is repaired but now you have a tall mound of dirt in your yard. What is going on? Do you move it? Will our plumbers return to clean it up? Is the job finished? Having these questions is not unusual. There is a good reason why there’s a mound of dirt after a sewer repair. First thing to know: Don’t try to move it!

During excavation, the soil is disrupted, meaning all the minerals that have been compressed for years have become unsettled. Why is this important to the process? Settled, compacted soil adds stability to your foundation. All those small particles of stone, gravel, and other debris mixed with air and water compresses the soil to make it stable to bear the weight of foundation footings, concrete slabs, etc. 

Now that once compacted soil is unsettled with larger pockets of air and water between the particles, causing the surface to be unstable and not leveled. That big dirt mound we left in your yard is there to allow the soil to settle once again. 

Before we finished the job on your property, our plumbers took additional steps such as backfilling to ensure your yard is leveled once the soil is settled. However, it will take at least two months for air between the mineral particles to reduce and settle the soil.

If you are in a hurry to get your yard back to normal, you can aerate the soil (poking holes in the mound and run water through a hose to eliminate air pockets), but our recommendation is to let the mound sit. 

In addition, we offer landscape restoration services at a discounted rate if you have done the excavation with us.

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2400 Southeastern Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46201

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