Roadway Excavation

Roadway Excavation Services NJ

BRUTE Contracting Inc. is well-equipped to handle road opening excavations for your utility needs. We have experience working in the right-of-way in many diversified situations including projects completed on municipal side streets and county/state roadways. Safety is our #1 priority. Every road opening requires a proper Traffic Control Plan (TCP), police presence, and occasionally state-certified flagmen to ensure the safety of our workspace, personnel, pedestrians, and vehicular traffic. We utilize all MUTCD (Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices) for streets and roadways to maintain traffic control on all roads open to public travel. We take a strict and proactive approach when organizing every road opening to ensure the safety of all personnel involved.

Each road opening also requires municipal, county, or state regulated applications, permits, and bond requirements to complete these projects. We are well versed and experienced in obtaining the proper permits as well as coordinating all external personnel necessary to properly execute these types of projects.

The roadway trench size is dependent upon what type of work or repair is in need of completion. All material excavated from the roadway including asphalt, concrete, and dirt is trucked off site and disposed of. It is then replaced with approved roadway fill and patched with hot asphalt that conforms with engineering requirements once the job is completed. In some cases, concrete is required to be restored as per local requirements. 

In the event of a sewer or water line emergency, we do our best to expedite the coordination of required permits and safety personnel to quickly mobilize our crews and equipment to execute these situations.

Types of Roadway Excavations

  • Water Line Excavation Services
  • Sewer Line Excavation Services
  • Storm Drainage Line Installation with Connection to City Main
  • Emergency Sewer Line Repairs
  • Emergency Water Line Repairs

Roadway Excavation Services Include

  • Coordination of all required permits and inspections
  • Bond requirements
  • MUTCD Traffic Control Coordination
  • Police Presence and  Traffic Control


Am I responsible for damage to my sewer line if it is located in the street?

In most cases, Yes. Very few towns service the homeowners sewer line laterals in the street.

Is excavation always required when trying to repair a sewer line?

This depends on what type of problem you are experiencing. For example, a break/collapse or “belly” in the pipe would almost always require an excavation. Obstructions such as tree roots, pipe scale build-up, or harden sediment can normally be hydro jetted clean. A thorough camera inspection will ensure a proper diagnosis.

Is excavation always required when trying to repair/replace a water service line?

In the case of a water service line repair – This generally depends on what type of pipe material the service line is but excavation is normally required. In the case of a new water service line installation, we generally use a combination of excavation and implement a partial trenchless solution to mitigate substantial property damage and/or restoration costs.

If I have a leak on a lead service line, does the entire line need replacement?

Yes, due to the health concerns associated with lead material.

Do you offer trenchless solutions for sewer line repairs?

Yes. In some cases, Relining an existing sewer line is possible if the existing line can be thoroughly cleaned, is properly pitched, and can accept the new liner.

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