Underground water pipe

How much is it likely to cost to repair a underground water pipe ?

Asked by John on 15th Jan 2024
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"Difficult to say, do you know where the leak is? is it outside? is it under concrete? Is it flagged? Or is it soil? How deep is it? Regs say mains water should be around 750mm deep.. I would say atleast £400+ parts if its not concreted or flagged.."
Answered on 15th Jan 2024 - Member since Aug 2018 - report
"Does depend of the work needed, without a view is a bit impossible to give it a right price."
Answered on 3rd Feb 2024 - Member since Jul 2022 - report
"I would say between £80-£120
This would include digging, re-piping, and covering and materials.

Anything above that would be considered using a digger ( depending how deep and what surface you’re working with."
Answered on 15th Jan 2024 - Member since Nov 2023 - report
"It all depends if it’s on your land or not. If it is you can get someone for a few 100 or contact local water board and they will assist you to go through insurance"
Answered on 6th Feb 2024 - Member since Jan 2024 - report
"Almost 300 - 400 £ with materials and Labour and half a day of work"
Answered on 17th Feb 2024 - Member since Feb 2024 - report
"Depending on wat is above dirt level but I would tell the customer after I've assessed the leak in person because it is impossible to say with out seeing the ground"
Answered on 15th Jan 2024 - Member since Jan 2024 - report
"The cost of an underground water pipe can only be known when excavation of the old pipe has been done. When you have done that you will be able to assess if the pipe needs to be changed all or part of the pipe. This is always depending on the owner of the house and the length of the pipe. Therefore avoid giving cost of such jobs before you see the pipes which need to be changed to avoid overcharging or undercharged."
Answered on 18th Jan 2024 - Member since Jan 2024 - report
"All depends how much is needed repaired/dug out will range from 40/50 per hour plus material"
Answered on 15th Jan 2024 - Member since Dec 2023 - report
"Hi there , depending on the ground, how many meters , if it's a old lead , or iron pipe , it might be worth renewing the whole length between water meter and internal stop cock .
The cheapest way would be to dig yourself and get a plumber in to do final connections,
If it's just a leak on a bit of blue MDPE pipe that is pierced, it is a quite a cheap easy fix..
The positive thing about leaky pipes in the ground, the water makes digging in so much easier."
Answered on 9th Feb 2024 - Member since Nov 2023 - report
"Would really depend on the following but £150+ depending if you have found the leak, is it exposed so plumber can do the repair, or does he need to dig the ground up or dig the hole for get access to the leak and do his repair"
Answered on 15th Jan 2024 - Member since Nov 2023 - report
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