-Find top-rated Service Providers

Find Top-Rated Shelbyville Drain Pipe Contractors

Angie's List helps you hire the best - and avoid the rest!

Drain Pipe Contractors to Avoid

22

Top Rated Drain Pipe Contractors

4

Prevent buyer's remorse with us

  • Over 3 million people trust Angie's List to help make the right choice
  • Be informed to avoid costly mistakes
  • Shop with us to ensure a fair price
  • Our complaint resolution team will help if a project goes bad
+See Verified Local Reviews

Over 391 reviews for
Shelbyville Drain Pipe Contractors from people just like you.

A
"
was very responsive. Every time I called he would either answer or return the call within a few hours. He showed up on time (on a Saturday" afternoon) to provide an estimate. He was knowledgeable and wrote up an estimate on the spot. He was very upfront with us from the start that his schedule was full for about a month due to all the rain we had earlier this summer. We wanted to proceed so he put us on the calendar for approximately a month out and he ended up coming to do the work a few days early. He and his crew worked very efficiently and did a great job. Our side yard is no longer a swamp and we are happy with the work.

-Kinnery C.

A
"Wow! Could not be easier! From easy online scheduling, reminders of upcoming service date, technicians arriving on time as scheduled, then complete and very competent" work and clean up better than I would do. This is one excellent plumbing contractor.

-Dennis C.

+Join 2 Million People on Angie's List

Over 2 million people trust Angie's List.

  • Your Membership Includes:
  • Instant access to top rated businesses covering 700+ services
  • Our Complaint Resolution Team to help when a project goes bad
  • On-the-go access to our iPhone, Android, & iPad apps
Find top-rated Service Providers
See Verified Local Reviews
Join 2 Million People on Angie's List

Local Articles in Shelbyville

Why Dig? Trenchless Sewer Line Replacement Bypasses the Backhoe

Pipe lining and bursting replacement techniques offer alternatives to sewer line excavation.

Household Sewer Drains

Find solutions to various household sewer problems including drain pipe replacement, using chemical drain cleaners and how to fix a clogged drain.

If connecting to city sewers requires special equipment, like the sewage pump shown here, costs can quickly increase (Photo by Brandon Smith)
Excavating, Drain Pipe Installation - Exterior

Wet basements, crawlspaces or overly-saturated lawns could require the expertise of an exterior drain pipe installation and excavation expert.

Angie's Answers

?

First - NOT full septic tank - if that was the case you would be getting backup of sewage into the lowest drains in the house, and possible very slow flushing or refusal to drain out of the bowl - the opposite of your case.

Second - I assume you are the owner. If a renter or on a lease, this type of problem may be the responsibility of your landlord, depending on the terms of your lease or rental agreement.

OK - two possible situations here - low water in BOWL, or low water in TANK. I am assuming your toilet flushes OK, with adequate water to clean out the bowl, and that it is a typical type toilet with a tank sitting on the back of the bowl. If this is not the case and it is a designer toilet or looks like those at public restrooms (no tank), then the BOWL answers still apply if it is initially refilling OK, but if not enough refill water coming in at all then call a plumber.

First, low water in the toilet BOWL case. If the water in the toilet BOWL is low after flushing, I see four likely causes, in order of most likelihood -

1) the fill valve is not putting enough water into the toilet bowl. If you take the top off the tank, you will see a small hose (typically black plastic) coming from the fill valve (a vertical mechanism, usually at left side of tank, that the incoming water tube or flex hose connects to the bottom of on the bottom side of the tank). While the tank is refilling after a flush, a steady but not large flow of water flows through this fill tube and down into a vertical pipe or tube (usually brass or plastic and about 3/4 inch diameter, which stands almost full height of tank). The small tube puts water into this pipe, from where it flows into and refills the toilet bowl. This is also the overflow tube, which keeps the tank from overflowing if the fill valve fails to shut off. If the fill valve has a problem or the fill tube has a blockage, it may not be letting enough water into the bowl. Also, check the tube is actually pointed down into the overflow tube - if the clip came loose, rusted away or broke, then it may just be filling the toilet tank rather than the bowl. Check that a steady flow (will not be a real foreceful jet) of water is flowing out of this tube into the overflow pipe while the toilet tank is refilling. You should also see the bowl filling up at this time. If it come in but does not fill high enough because it does not run long enough, some fill valves have an adjustment - check fill valve manufacturer website for instructions. Others just have to be replaced - doable if you are handy at home repairs (see web videos on how to do it), or call a plumber for probably about $150-200 to replace fill valve (have him replace the flapper valve at same time if you get this done).

2) there is something like a rag or string caught in the trap (the waste passage within the toilet body itself) which is slowly wicking the bowl water down the drain - would be solved by a good snaking. If this is the case, the bowl will fill fully after flushing, but then slowly (typically many minutes to hours) drain down to just filling the start of the oval or round drain passageway where the waste passage starts to curve up into the toilet body.

3) blocked sewer vent pipe (which vents sewer gas and lets air into the sewer system so when you flush the traps in drains and toilets and such do not get sucked dry by the vacumn caused by the exiting flow. If this is the problem, then several drains in your house may have the same problem, or drain slowly. When you flush, the water will drain totally down the pipe and almost all the water in the bowl and trap will go down the drain too, typically with a gurgling sound for a few seconds at the end as the air seal is broken in the trap, then a small amount of water will flow back from the trap into the bowl, leaving you with water in the entrance curve to the trap but nowhere near normal height in the bowl - maybe not even enough to fill the entrance of the drain passage.

4) a crack in the toilet, letting water gradually leak out of the bowl onto the floor or into the subfloor. If this has been going on for long at all you should see water on the floor, or water coming out in the ceiling downstairs, or in the basement or crawl space under the toilet.

Case 2 - the problem is low water in the toilet TANK - since this is a sudden problem, two likely causes:

1)  the float arm has corroded or the float setting has moved. Look in tank for any broken part. You may have a black ball on the end of a metal or plastic arm connected to the fill valve (which is the part, normally at the left side of the tank, that the flexible or copper tubing comes into at the bottom of the tank), or it may be a sliding cylindrical float that slides up and down on the fill valve (typically all plastic) - see if it is broken or loose or alll corroded up (for the arm type). When you flush, this float hangs down (if lever type) or slides down the fill valve (cylinder type), opening the fill valve so fresh water comes in to fill the tank and bowl. As the tank fills it lifts this float, till at the proper elevation the bouyancy of the float shuts off the fill valve. If the setting on this float has changed then it will either cause the toilet to "run" continually because it is trying to overfill the tank (float shuts off at too high a level, so water is continuously flowing down into the overflow tube and into the bowl); or it will shut off too soon, causing only a partial tank fill. There are adjustments to adjust the float shutoff setting - typically an adjustment xxxx on the arm-type, and a slider stop clip on a small rod for the sliding type. See web videos on how to adjust this, or call a plumber.

2) your flapper valve (in bottom of tank, the part a chain or cord or rod connects to the flush handle, which opens it when you flush the toilet, leaks. If it leaks AND the fill valve is working, the tank level drops till the fill valve opens, then the tank refills. This repeats at intervals, with the tank refilling periodically even though it has not been flushed. May need new flapper valve or just a good wiping of the sealing surface to remove grit that is causin it to leak. If this is the problem you will have a slight flow of water into the bowl continually, and will probably see a slight ripple in the toilet bowl.

3) water is leaking out of the fittings or bolt holes on the bottom of the tank. If this is happening enough to make you notice low takn water level, the tank will refill periodically the same as if the flapper valve is leaking, plus you will have water on the floor and dripping off the bottom of the tank.

 

Fill valve and flapper valves each cost around $15 if you do it yourself (you can buy just replacement flapper for less if that is the problem and the matching seal is good, but that is rarely the case). A plumber call to replace both probably $150-200, ASSUMING your water shutoff valve (at the wall, under the tank, with a flex or copper tube coming fromit up to the toilet tank) will work.. If it will not shut off the flow of water, then add another $50-150 to replace that, depending on how it is plumbed and whether he has to cut into the wall to replace it (rarely required). If you do go and have a plumber do it, have both the fill valve and flapper valve (and flush handle, if aluminum or brass and corroded) replaced at the same time, as all tend to go out with age - every 10 years or so. You don't want to have to call the plumber to replace another part in just a year or two.

?

From the sounds of it, you have a clog between the floor drain and the connection to the city sewer (unless you have a septic tank).  The lower flow rates of sinks / showers / dishwashers probable don't cause a backup like the washing machine does.  A couple of suggestions.

1.  Snake the drain line with a spade tip snake, twisting the snake as you advance it.  This should clear the partial blockage.

 2.  If feasable, have your washing machine discharge into a utility sink and put a strainer on the drain to catch the clothing fibre (fibres and grease from the sink probably made the clog in the first place not to mention a garbage disposal).

3.  Replace your floor drain with one that has a backflow preventer (looks like there is a ping pong ball in it).

 Good Luck

?
It is not uncommon for a plumber to have to go get the parts necessary to repair and complete the job.  It is very hard to determine what the problem is over the phone and it is not until the repair process begins that the parts needed to resolve the problem is discovered.  It may also depend on if the plumber is using hourly rates or per job rates.  I would hope the time to get the parts would be minimal and the charge would be as well!
?

Well , you've certainly started a debate that will endure forever , but personally , having worked with both products , PEX is a better product . Now granted , the 1st time i used it

I was not impressed , cause it leaked.......NOT because the product was at fault, it was because I did not understand how to use the product !

The trick to using Pex , is to make certain that the fittings seat, they MUST be pushed together with force, and if you do not push with force to get the seat to seal, it leaks .

Therefore , when using PEX , you have constantly to be aware of leaving room to make your connections -Properly !

The beauty of PEX is that it bends , it is flexible and decreases the labor factor ,although the connection costs are often 100-300 % higher than copper , but again , it can cut labor costs in half  and it is safer to work with,  NO FLAMEs!

?
FYI: CPVC and PEX are two different materials and installed differently.  PEX is not intended to be glued but instead has special crimp fittings.  PEX is a brand name of one product that is manufactured slightly differently by others as well so it is important that the same brand fittings are used to match the pipe material.

Mobile homes used CPVC for years and some still do.  It works fine but is not as strong as a properly soldered copper pipe system.  Is the contractor installing this new plumbing a licensed plumber?  I'd be surprised if he is since he's using CPVC and not PEX (or similar) or copper.  PEX pipe is even cheaper than CPVC when run by a knowledgable plumber.  It doesn't require nearly as many joints since it comes in rolls and can flex through spaces easily.

There are some groups raising a fuss about BPA and other chemicals found in plastics that don't like the use of CPVC, PVC, or PEX pipe.  I haven't seen the results of any lab tests to confirm or dispute their concerns.  As far as durability goes it's fairly safe as long as it's properly installed and secured.  It is not as susceptible to hard water damage as copper.  It absolutely must be insulated along it's entire length to protect it from contact to other materials as well as freezing.  Also, the fixtures in the house need to be grounded electrically since the pipe itself provides no electrical protection against accidental shock or electrocution.  In a copper plumbed house the system is grounded so static electricity, a short in a wire near a water line, or lightning strike will carry the current out through the pipe instead of through the water to you, ideally.

If it's installed correctly you should be fine but make sure the contractor knows what he is doing and follows the proper procedures to use CPVC pipe.

Todd Shell
Todd's Home Services
www.thomeservices.com
?
It is usually cheaper to remove part of the ceiling below and patch it after the leak has been repaired.  Remember that water can travel before settling in one area, causing the spot you've seen.  Just because it is below the toilet does not mean that the toilet is the problem.  The cheapest option is to pull the toilet and check the floor around the wax ring to see if it has been leaking.  A new wax ring only costs a few dollars.  When was the last time you caulked the shower in that bathroom?  The water can leak around the corners or at the door (if you have one) and travel along the floor joists until it pools in a lower spot on the ceiling below, then seep through.  It could also be a seal at the drain of the tub or shower. 

I get a few calls a year for this sort of thing.  It's usually something simple but can be a nightmare to diagnose, especially if the problem is intermittent.  Start with the simple possibilities and use deductive reasoning to narrow the possibilities.  Before you do a lot of damage it may pay off to hire a reputable contractor to help you make sure you've exhausted all of the imple and more obvious possibilities.

Todd Shell
Todd's Home Services

Drain Pipe Installation reviews in Shelbyville

A

Rating
Shelbyville Drain Pipe Contractors Provider Name Locked
was punctual coming to the house to review the work scope and make a bid. He offered good solutions to the drainage problem and seemed very open and reasonable to work with. However, it was necessary to demolish an existing deck to regrade the yard and since
Shelbyville Drain Pipe Contractors Provider Name Locked
did not do deck construction I would need to set up a separate contract with a carpenter for the replacement deck. Although two separate contracts probably was a less expensive option, I was not in a position to manage two contractors so I went with a contractor who could do the entire job.
- John E.
N

Rating
First, I had some very large and very old junipers on the front and sides that were very hard to maintain due to their size and proximity to the house. I had them taken out to install something that is easier to maintain and essentially looks nicer. I then had a design that I received from another organization that I needed to hire a landscaper for. I already had a quote from another landscaper then had
Shelbyville Drain Pipe Contractors Provider Name Locked
from
Shelbyville Drain Pipe Contractors Provider Name Locked
Landscaping give me another quote. What I appreciated from
Shelbyville Drain Pipe Contractors Provider Name Locked
was that he pointed out the issues with using the design and some issues that the other landscaper wanted me to do. He treated my house in terms of how he would do as if it were his house and his reasons made a lot of sense (I also did some research to confirm but he was right).

During the job he gave directions on how to take care of the plants and gave me some options on what would look nice and what wouldn't. so we moved and changed things around based on what we discovered during the job with no problems or issues without nickel and diming the statement of work.
Shelbyville Drain Pipe Contractors Provider Name Locked
did accidentally break my subpump pipe but owned up to the mistake and said he would fix it no charge since it was his fault, truly appreciated the accountability.
Shelbyville Drain Pipe Contractors Provider Name Locked
took progress pictures while I was working to make sure everything looked good and going according to plan. The job took about 7 business days as
Shelbyville Drain Pipe Contractors Provider Name Locked
did the entire job on his own! Which is great because any problems or issues I can ask him directly. I rather have it done slowly and done right then fast with problems.

Payment was easy he has an electronic payment system and quotes and statements were electronic as well (landscapers should be green shouldn't they?) He gave me some additional tips on my pear tree and if i need any help just contact him and he will fix it. Again I appreciate the "partnership" experience I would highly recommend working with
Shelbyville Drain Pipe Contractors Provider Name Locked
in the future as well as recommend to others. Truthfully if I do not even know your name and you were at my house for a week chances are I probably can't use you again nor can i recommend someone a name I can't remember which happens all too frequently in the contractor world.
- Davie P.
A

Rating
These guys were amazing. We have an older (1929) Seattle house where the concrete sewer pipes have been failing. we've repaired them in sections. The last section of about 55' started leaking into the basement. What a mess.
I contacted someone from the List who told me to get a camera inspection of the side sewer before they would even come out. We hired a rooter service they recommended to camera the line ($250), who told us there were no leaks in the line. So we were back to square one, trying to figure out why water leaked into our basement floor when using the shower in the main floor bathroom. We ripped out some drywall and traced all of the lines, couldn't find a leak. After we eliminated all possible other explanations, I concluded that it really was the sewer line that must be leaking through cracks in the foundation.
So I started calling companies from the LIst to get bids. Not a single one called me back (including three calls to the initial guy I contacted)! We had even dug an access hole in our back yard where the sewer line connects to the house in the hope that the leak was there and it would be a cheaper fix. No call backs, and in the meantime we had this mess in our basement. We're now about 4 weeks into trying to solve this problem.
So I looked online and found sewertechs.com. I called on a Sunday expecting to leave a message, but JB (the Field Ops supervisor) answered the call. He agreed to come out the next morning at 9 am to look at it. He and his tech scoped the line using their own scopes at no charge - eveyone else charges around $250 for this. While there were no visible leaks, he was able to see that the pipes were very thin and likely leaking.
Another thing he talked about was their robotic line cutter. Our downspout pipes are attached to our side sewer, and most companies have to dig out each downspout (which are 5-10' below grade) in order to reconnect them once the side sewer is relined. They have a robotic cutter which eliminates the mess/damage to plants and some of the expense of digging out each drain/downspout that feeds into the side sewer (you do pay for the robotic cutter but less than the cost of them digging a 7' hole).
They were tied up for several weeks on a big job at a
Shelbyville Drain Pipe Contractors Provider Name Locked
base, but they carved a day out of their schedule the following Monday because we had an active leak. Three guys showed up early and finished in the evening. They relined the side sewer, put in new connections to two of our downspouts, and created a new clean out. They were very courteous and professional.
Trenchless pipe repair is absolutely the best way to solve this difficult problem of side sewer leaks, and these guys do it all day long. I've discovered that plumbers contract with professionals like
Shelbyville Drain Pipe Contractors Provider Name Locked
because the technology is expensive and requires specific tools and expertise. So why hire a middle man? I wanted this fixed for good - so I only wanted to hire a company that does it as their primary business. I was lucky to find these guys. They work primarily for contractors (many municipalities require new sewer lining for major house
Shelbyville Drain Pipe Contractors Provider Name Locked
) and larger scale jobs, and they know what they're doing. They're a great additional to Angie's List.

- Carol M.
A

Rating
They added a cleanout in two places to facilitate keeping the drains clear of leaves, etc. Very well engineered and the work was performed in the time frame promised.
- David L.
A

Rating
The project went great from start to finish. If you are seeking any drainage or crawlspace work, you don't need to look any further. All the other Angie's list comments attesting to their fine work is true. You won't find anyone better. They are very knowledgeable, prompt, very conscientious, they cleaned up daily, etc.
Shelbyville Drain Pipe Contractors Provider Name Locked
went above and beyond the work required and helped me out with a few things. He did not charge me for two additional vent wells that were needed. Also, he was going to pick up decorative rock in Nashville and while he was there he got me some and spread it for me as well. This company goes above and beyond the call of duty, and I couldn't recommend them more highly. Use them and you will be glad you did!
- Connie S.
C

Rating
Contract made with company months ago. Unresponsive. Multiple calls have been made and still no response. Losing faith in company. Cannot wait any longer on contract that was made months ago. Talked to people at the office who have told me I would be contacted by owner, yet no word from him has been made.
- Phil S.
A

Rating
We bought an older house ( 1955 ) that had been remodelled in 2013. The house had some previous settling issues, but it seems like the guys who remodeled bolstered the foundation and just built along the settling at a slight grade(!!). Anyway, we were concerned about any further settling that could happen and called around for quotes and inspections. Of the three people we used,
Shelbyville Drain Pipe Contractors Provider Name Locked
was the most reasonable, affordable and easy to talk to.
Shelbyville Drain Pipe Contractors Provider Name Locked
, the estimator, was honest and did not try to scare us into getting more expensive repairs that the other two contractors recommended.
They laid down a slab under our footing to ensure no more settling occurs and warranted it for 20 years ( transferable). They also routed a couple of our downspouts away from the house to an external drywell that they built, to make sure no more water stagnation happened near the foundation.
Overall, the job was done very well barring some minor issues with cleanup which I didn't mind doing at all. We are very glad we went with
Shelbyville Drain Pipe Contractors Provider Name Locked
and will go with them again if need be.
- Avanidhar C.
A

Rating
After getting a $15,000 quote from
Shelbyville Drain Pipe Contractors Provider Name Locked
to do the job, their quote was $2,500 for poly or $3,500 for copper. We went with the poly since it meant one long run from the meter to the house. Copper would have meant having to dig up more yard, and several solder joints along the way. They have a great process where the only dig at the meter and at the house. I watched them do it and it was pretty cool. They have an attachment that they use that slices through the old line while guiding the new line through it underground. No digging a 200 foot trench through my yard. They kept my yard clean, even going so far as to put the top
Shelbyville Drain Pipe Contractors Provider Name Locked
of grass back so it hardly looked like anything had been done.
Nice guys, great work, and great prices. I would definitely use them again.
- Edward L.

Drain Pipe Contractors in Shelbyville, TN

Companies below are listed in alphabetical order. To view top rated service providers along with reviews and ratings, Join Angie's List Now!

ACE LANDSCAPING

4530 CENTRAL PIKE
Hermitage

Affordable Construction Services, Inc

319 Vann Drive E214
Jackson

Bizzy B Plumbing & Home Improvement

5845 Tallassee Rd.
Tallassee

Brandon Eubanks Plumbing & Electrical

135 Church St
Hickory Valley

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Extreme Lawn Care

85 Wyndelake Cv
Jackson

H&H Home Improvements

507 Prichard St
Lebanon

Handyman Ken Can

137 Cypress Lane
Dresden

HAYNES SERVICE CO LLC

1644 UNIONVILLE DEASON RD
Shelbyville

Ken's Construction

1 Coltsfoot Ct

Lewisburg Plumbing and Heating

1621 Nashville Hwy
Lewisburg

Magnolia Restoration

342 Hopkins Ave
Lewisburg

Paul C Winchester Construction

6632 Ditty Road
Cookeville

Premier Lawn Care

1866 Old Tullahoma Hwy
Manchester

R & K Home Improvements

2070 Wild Cherry Ct
Lewisburg

Roto-Rooter

7594 John Bragg Hwy
Murfreesboro

Shelter Home Maintenance

9405 Nashville Hwy
Mcminnville

Specialty Construction Solutions, Inc.

101 Tateho Rd.
Greeneville

Sumner Development

1280 Hwy 259

Tennessee Foundation Services

8226 NEAL ROAD
Arrington
Shelbyville Zip Codes

Join Angie's List to get the best local reviews in Shelbyville.

What Does My Membership Include?
  • Instant access to reviews for 700+ services
  • Exclusive service discounts - up to 70 percent off!
  • Top-notch support from our live call center
How does Angie's List work?
1. Say you need a Drain Pipe Installer
2. Angie's List has tons of detailed, local reviews.
3. Find a winner, and book them.
4. Angie's List is there to resolve any issues.
CBS
Good Morning America
Fox News
USA Today
The Wall Street Journal
MSN money