The Costs of Underground Utility Damage

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At Federal EC, we specialize in underground utility installation and repair and pipe rehabilitation in Atlanta, GA. We provide services that can protect underground utility lines and prevent costly damage. But what happens when underground utility damage has already occurred? 

Here’s a closer look at the factors that affect potential costs involved with this type of damage.

Direct Costs

Costs associated with this underground utility damage can be broken down as direct and indirect costs. Direct costs associated with below-ground utility damage could include costs related to having a crew repair the damage, any disruptions to the utility services delivered by the affected lines, and damage to your landscape or other surface areas if there’s a need to resort to traditional excavation to reach and fix the damaged utility lines.

Indirect Costs

There are some indirect costs associated with underground utility damage that can also quickly add up. Costs of this nature could involve:

  • Traffic disruptions or the inability to receive deliveries
  • A loss of business due to the interruption of utility service
  • Injuries to any bystanders or employees
  • Damage to nearby properties

Indirect costs could also involve no longer being able to benefit from trenchless pipe lining. This can happen if accidental excavation-related damage to a nearby utility line also damages the pipe that was supposed to be repaired enough to make trenchless methods no longer appropriate or possible.

Preventing Underground Utility Damage

One way to prevent underground utility damage is to contact our CIPP pipe lining team about trenchless options instead of excavation. No-dig pipe repair limits the work to the affected pipe while also eliminating the need to replace the pipe. Instead, the pipe is repaired internally. Having any utility line repairs or installations done by our experienced technicians can also mitigate risks.

Our Trenchless Specialists Are Here to Help

Get added peace of mind by turning to Federal EC for underground utility construction and repair. We also offer trenchless repair solutions that can protect existing utility lines by avoiding the need to dig.

Contact us today if you’re in need of prompt, reliable underground utility, trenchless repair, or storm drain rehabilitation service.


When you need top-quality pipe inspection and repair services in the greater Atlanta area and Charlotte, North Carolina, don’t think twice about getting in touch with us here at Federal EC. Our pipe specialists would be more than happy to assist you with all of your project requirements. Contact our team today by calling us or filling out the online form. Federal EC serves Atlanta, GA, and Charlotte, NC. We look forward to working with you.

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