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MOR Construction Services FAQs

At MOR Construction, we're always happy to answer your questions about our services. After all, we want to ensure you understand what we do before you sign on the dotted line. Our experts are always available to answer any questions! If you’re curious about our services or what they can do for your business, take a look at our FAQS below and then give us a call! We would love to hear from you!

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Sanitary Solutions FAQs

How do I know if it’s time for sewer repair or replacement?

If you are experiencing slow drains, a foul odor coming from the lines, or if your pipes are ancient, it may be time to consider maintenance. The best way to notice issues before they become a problem is to inspect your pipe system with our CCTV camera pipe inspection service. We can map out every inch of your property and identify potential issues with your pipe system, such as structural damage or blockages.

What causes sewer line damage?

The sewer line is a significant part of your city’s or property's plumbing system, and if it isn't maintained correctly, there could be severe consequences. While some causes of sewer damage are accidental, such as digging in the line, others are more natural and can happen over time, such as loose or damaged pipe joints. Tree roots can also grow through the system and cause clogs or pipe breaks, leading to sewage backups. If you notice any signs of wear or trouble with your sewer line—such as sewage backing up into your property or pooling outside—it's essential to call a professional at MOR Construction immediately.

How often should my sewer lines be cleaned?

We recommend that your sewer lines be cleaned every 18-22 months. Using MOR Construction's vacuum and jetting services offers you the most comprehensive, clean solution for your sewer lines. Hydro jetting will blast away the toughest clogs, whether caused by grease and grime or tree roots. Once your pipes are cleared of any blockages, our pipe vacuum will come through a cleanup of any remaining debris, disposing it into the truck's garbage tank.

Water Service Solutions FAQs

How do I handle large-scale drain clogs?

When your city or building has a severe drain clog, you need a powerful drain cleaning method to handle the job. MOR Construction's hydro jetting and vacuum services provide a comprehensive drain cleaning to eliminate the most stubborn drain blockages and buildup.

Our procedure typically starts with a CCTV camera pipe inspection to identify potential issues. Once the blockage is identified we will use hydro jetting to blast away the problem and clean up debris left behind with our vacuum system.

What is hydro jetting?

When you think about drain cleaning, you probably picture a plumber with a snake and a bucket of chemicals. But these days, there are better ways to keep your drains clear and clean. hydro jetting uses high-pressure water to blast away debris, roots, and buildup from the drains and pipes in your home or business. It's more potent than traditional drain cleaning methods because it uses high-pressure water instead of harmful chemicals.

Will drain cleaning interfere with my business?

The time it takes to perform drain cleaning repairs depends on your project's scope and the damage to your water line or drainage system. Our team will provide a comprehensive assessment of your property to develop a plan of action that is both quick and convenient so that you can get back to business as soon as possible. We use the most advanced drain cleaning and repair methods to ensure your water system is durable and built to last for years.

Stormwater Solutions FAQs

What stormwater systems do you repair and install?

We repair and install various stormwater systems to help you control the water flow on a property or in your entire township. Our stormwater systems include the following: 

  • Catch Basins
  • Grates
  • Sand Filters
  • Infiltration Trenches
  • Detention and Retention Ponds
  • Vaults
  • Inlets
  • Outfalls
  • Drainage Channels
  • Drainage Pipes
  • Grassed Swales
  • Manholes
  • Storm Pipes
  • Bioretention Cells
  • Rain Gardens
What’s included in aboveground stormwater maintenance?

1. Inspect all structures: An above-ground storm maintenance plan includes an inspection of all structures to identify any damage or signs of distress. This will help us determine what repairs are needed and how long they'll take to complete.

2. Remove trash and debris: Storms can bring waste and debris that may damage your property. During our maintenance visits, we'll remove any garbage from the area surrounding your home or business stormwater systems.

3. Sediment and erosion control: We provide sediment control services for your property to ensure that runoff does not affect your landscaping or drainage systems. This is especially important if you live near a body of water like a lake or pond where there could be flooding after a storm!

What’s included in underground stormwater maintenance?

Underground stormwater systems require regular maintenance to manage water flow effectively. Inspection of sump pumps and pipes is a critical part of this process—ensuring all underground lines are clear and not damaged by blockages or buildup. Vacuuming and high-pressure hydro jetting can both be used to remove debris from sump pumps, pipes, and other parts of underground stormwater systems. 

CCTV Pipe Inspection FAQs

What is a CCTV pipe inspection, and how does it work?

A CCTV pipe inspection is a non-invasive method of inspecting water and sewer line interiors by using a specialized camera mounted on a flexible cable. The camera captures high-quality video footage of the interior which is transmitted to a monitor for analysis. This allows MOR Construction to detect blockages, cracks, leaks, and other issues affecting the line's performance.

Why should I consider a CCTV pipe inspection?

CCTV pipe inspections offer several benefits over traditional inspection methods. They are non-invasive, meaning they do not require digging or excavation, which can save time and money. They also provide a more accurate and detailed analysis of the line's condition, allowing for more effective repairs and maintenance. Additionally, CCTV inspections can help prevent future issues by identifying problems before they become major emergencies.

How often should I schedule a CCTV pipe inspection?

The frequency of CCTV pipe inspections will depend on many factors, including the age and condition of the line, the type of material it is made from, and the amount of use it receives. Generally, MOR Construction recommends scheduling inspections every 1-2 years for residential properties and more frequently for commercial or industrial properties. Regular inspections ensure the continued performance and longevity of your water and sewer lines.

Vacuum/Jetting Service FAQs

What are vacuum and hydro jetting services?

Vacuum and hydro jetting services are specialized cleaning methods that clear blockages and debris from pipes, drains, and other plumbing systems. Vacuum services involve using a high-powered vacuum system to remove waste and debris from the system, while hydro jetting services use high-pressure water to dislodge and flush blockages away.

When should I consider using vacuum and hydro jetting services?

Vacuum and hydro jetting services are typically recommended when traditional methods of clearing blockages, such as chemical cleaners or drain snakes, have been unsuccessful. They are also helpful for routine maintenance and cleaning of plumbing systems to prevent future blockages and backups. If you're experiencing slow draining, gurgling sounds, or foul odors coming from your plumbing system, it’s time to call MOR Construction for a hydro jetting service call!

How long does hydro jetting take?

The time needed for this procedure will depend on the severity of your clog and how many lines need to be cleaned. For most jobs, a hydro jetting session takes a few hours. However, if multiple lines or problems are found during the inspection, the hydro jetting process will be more extensive.

All Phases Concrete FAQs

What are the common causes of concrete spalling?

Spalling is a common issue with concrete, particularly in areas with freeze-thaw cycles. Spalling occurs when the surface of the concrete begins to peel or flake away, often due to the expansion and contraction of water within the concrete. Other causes can include exposure to chemicals, salts, or damage from heavy machinery or vehicles. To prevent spalling, it's essential to seal and protect concrete surfaces and avoid using deicing salts or other harsh chemicals.

If your concrete surface or structure has been affected by spalling, call MOR Construction today at (610) 459-2444 or contact us online.

What are the different types of concrete finishes?

There are a variety of different finishes that can be applied to concrete surfaces to achieve different looks and textures. Some popular finishes include stained concrete, which uses acid or water-based dyes to add color to the surface; and polished concrete, which is ground and polished to achieve a smooth, glossy finish. Other options include brushed or broomed concrete, which creates a rough surface.

Decks & Hardscapes FAQs

What materials are commonly used in custom deck construction?

Various materials can be used in custom deck construction, depending on the desired look and level of durability. Some popular options include pressure-treated wood, which is affordable and easy to work with; composite decking, which is low-maintenance and resistant to moisture and rot; and natural wood, such as cedar or redwood, which offers a natural look and can be stained or painted to match the existing decor. To learn more about your hardscaping materials options, call MOR Construction in Glen Mills, PA, today at (610) 459-2444.

What are some common features of custom deck designs?

Custom deck designs can vary widely depending on the homeowner's preferences and needs, but there are several common features that many decks incorporate. These include built-in seating, outdoor kitchens or grilling areas, fire pits or fireplaces, and lighting or sound systems. Additionally, many custom decks are designed to take advantage of the surrounding landscape or views, incorporating elements such as water features or plantings to create a cohesive outdoor environment.

What are the most popular materials used in hardscaping?

Some of the most popular materials used in hardscaping include concrete, natural stone such as flagstone or slate, brick, pavers, and wood or composite decking. Each material has its own unique look and benefits, so it's essential to choose the one that best fits your desired style and function.

Grading/Drainage FAQs

What is yard grading?

Yard grading involves leveling the ground and shaping it to promote drainage. It removes soil from high areas and redistributes it to low areas to create a slope away from the home or other structures. Proper yard grading can prevent water from pooling near the foundation, which can lead to water damage and other issues.

What are some standard drainage solutions for yards?

Several drainage solutions can prevent water from accumulating in the yard. These include installing a French, which involves burying a perforated pipe in a trench filled with gravel to allow water to seep in and drain away from the yard. Another solution is to install a dry well, a large hole filled with gravel that allows water to be absorbed into the ground. Retaining walls and swales are other methods that can direct water away from the yard.

To find a tailored solution to your property’s drainage issues, call MOR Construction today at (610) 459-2444 or contact us online!

When should I consider yard grading and drainage solutions?

Yard grading and drainage solutions should be considered if you notice water pooling near the foundation or if you experience flooding or other water damage during heavy rain. It's essential to address these issues immediately to prevent further damage to your home or property. Additionally, plan to install any hardscaping features, such as patios or walkways, as they will factor into the drainage on your property. Yard grading may be necessary to ensure proper drainage and prevent water damage to the new features.

Landscaping Maintenance FAQs

What is commercial landscaping maintenance?

Commercial landscaping maintenance refers to the regular upkeep of outdoor spaces such as lawns, gardens, and other green areas for commercial properties, including office buildings, shopping centers, and apartment complexes.

How often should commercial landscaping be maintained?

The frequency of commercial landscaping maintenance depends on several factors, including the property size, the type of plants and grass, and the climate. Generally, commercial landscaping should be maintained weekly or bi-weekly during the growing season and less frequently during winter.

What services are included in commercial landscaping?

Depending on the need, commercial landscaping maintenance services can vary from client to client. However, services typically include mowing, trimming, pruning, fertilizing, weed control, pest control, irrigation system maintenance, and seasonal planting.

Snow & Ice Solutions FAQs

What is commercial snow removal?

Commercial snow removal refers to removing snow and ice from commercial properties, such as parking lots, sidewalks, and driveways, to ensure safe access for employees, customers, and tenants.

What services are typically included in commercial snow removal?

When it comes to snow removal, there's no one size fits. Our commercial snow removal services vary depending on property needs but typically include snow plowing, shoveling, salting, and ice removal. Every property has unique needs, so we're happy to customize a plan based on your requirements. The MOR Constructions team is ready to help you control the snow this winter with our commercial snow removal services!

How often should commercial snow removal be done?

The frequency of commercial snow removal depends on the amount of snowfall and the property's specific needs. Generally, commercial snow removal should be done immediately after a snowfall to minimize the risk of accidents and keep the property accessible