The sewer pipe connecting a house to the municipal branch or main sewer line under the street (in a typical installation) is called a lateral. This is usually a 4-inch pipe that is buried below the frost line in a trench that is properly prepared and sloped. The slope is the most critical aspect of the job, as it determines how well the pipe drains by the force of gravity. The basic installation process of a new sewer lateral can be broken down into five major steps. All installation details are governed by the local code authority and must be approved through one or more inspections.
Trenching for a sewer lateral must be done carefully to prevent unnecessary disturbance of the soil. Any disturbed soil must be thoroughly compacted to minimize settling. In most cases, it's best to hire a pro like LI Lumberjack to make the trench as narrow as possible (to minimize soil disturbance), but this requires precise knowledge of where the pipe will terminate. Sometimes a wider trench is necessary. The bottom of the trench must be smooth and compacted and must follow the desired slope. Often, a bedding material, typically sand, is laid in the trench to provide continuous support for the pipe. Sand is also much easier to slope than soil, allowing for fine-tuning of the slope before the pipe's installed. Let us handle this tough job!
Industrial sewer systems must be extremely precise and meet stringent requirements based on local municipal, New York state, federal government or EPA standards. At Long Island Lumberjack, we understand sewer systems in an industrial environment and have the working knowledge and required expertise to work with extreme precision and adhere to these stringent mandates. Long Island Lumberjack’s project management team will keep your project on schedule by eliminating delays due to costly errors in logistics and information gathering, and ensure strict compliance to local codes from start to finish. One call to Long Island Lumberjack and we'll handle all aspects of your sewer system installation.
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