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Best Drainage Pipes for Underground Systems

Find the best drainage pipe for your underground system, here!

Did you know that many residential drainage pipes were built in the mid-20th century? Naturally, the pipes used during the construction were limited by the available technology at the time. Too often, most households have cast-iron pipes for their drainage system. While unrivaled in toughness, cast-iron pipes’ susceptibility to corrosion tarnishes their durable name. Given … Read more

How Does Trenchless Technology Work?

Trenchless Technology

Trenchless technology is the newest and most significant trend in drain line repairs and replacements. However, given the new name on the scene, many people still need clarification about this no-dig technology. Worry not! Drain Magic is here to flush those lingering questions away. This article explores everything there is to know about trenchless technology. … Read more

7 Common Misconceptions About Trenchless Pipe Lining

We answer the world_s most common misconceptions about trenchless technology!

Adopting new technology is always risky and fear-inducing. After all, not every new technology works as designed, resulting in poor public perception and reception. In the sewer and drain line repair world, trenchless pipe lining is the new solution on the block. This drain repair uses remote robotics and modern materials to repair and replace … Read more

The Fascinating Science of Drainage Systems

Explore the fascinating world of drainage systems with our immersive guide. Discover the inner workings of pipes, drains, and more.

Have you ever been curious about drainage systems and how they work? After all, drainage is an integral part of our everyday lives. Every homeowner likely owns water fixtures and facilities that dispense and drain water. However, where does the liquid flow after flushing your toilet or draining your bathtub?  Think about it. If water … Read more

Drain Repair: Traditional vs. Modern Technology

Comparison between traditional and modern drain repair technology with a question mark in the foreground.

Drain repairs have always been the bane of many homeowners and property managers. While it is a necessary evil, drain line repair compromises beautiful landscapes and concrete pavements. Ironically, repairing busted underground drain lines meant destroying more property. For many years, sewer line repair options were limited to traditional digging and trenching. But modern technology … Read more

5 Signs of an exterior water leak

Image of a damaged water pipe with visible cracks and leaks.

Let’s face it, you don’t really think about the water that comes into your home until something happens right? There are two main water supplies that feed your home. 1. The water to your home is fed by a well or 2. The water to your home is fed by a city water main. No … Read more

Are Flushable Wipes Damaging your Sewer Line?

View of damaged sewer captured by underground camera.

Last week John and I finally got to go on our honey moon. We picked a small beach town in South Carolina to stay. It was so nice to spend some time away from all of the hustle and bustle!! While we were enjoying lunch one day at this delicious sea food bar, we met … Read more

Are Tree Roots Invading your Sewer line?

Image of tree roots invading a sewer line, indicating potential sewer blockage caused by tree roots.

4 SIGNS THAT TREE ROOTS ARE INFILTRATING YOUR PIPES Let’s dive a little deeper into root intrusion this week. One of the most common culprits of a backed up sewer are tree roots. If your home was built before 1999, you may have a cast iron or clay sewer drain line. If these lines have … Read more

Trenchless Sewer Replacement

Drain Magic sewer

Most homes that were built before 1999 are likely to have a cast iron or clay sewer line. Over time, Orangeburg, Cast iron, and Clay pipes become an issue due to breakdown, tree root invasion or settling and need to be repaired or replaced before a leak or a sewage backup occurs. A traditional sewer … Read more

Hello world I’m Shelby!

Shelby working for Drain Magic

Thanks so much for stopping by. My husband John and I are part owners in a plumbing and drain business located in South Central PA. Plumbing has ALWAYS been my husbands passion. Me, on the other hand, I kind of fell into it and found it absolutely fascinating. It’s actually how we met and fell … Read more