Open trench excavation is the time-tested method for sewer & water repair. The proposed trench is located by white spray paint above-ground or within the foundation if trenching is needed inside. This is to identify to other utilities where the proposed trench will be. Once all interference is identified, traffic and pedestrian control is put in place for public safety. Full-depth excavation begins with excavation at the furthest point of deficiency and works towards the building. Once at the municipal building, a connection is made and your lateral has been replaced. Once inspected, the trench is backfilled. Depending on the season there will be landscaping, hardscaping, sidewalk, driveway, or potentially public streets that may need replacement.