Water leak where city line comes into basement

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Pktaske

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So I have a slow but steady drip right at the point where the pipe enters the house. It's actually going right into the French drain. They want $2800 to excavate and repair and $1500 (optional) if i wanted to run a new pipe to the street.

I've excavated a leaking well pump line in my other house myself so I'm not averse to doing it again but in that case, I didn't have to worry about working on a pipe with actual water pressure going through it so I'm not sure how that is addressed.

Also, since the leak is right at the wall, can't they just put a sleeve in it? I'm not asking this to try to be a cheapskate, just out of curiosity.

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If Im looking at the leak ? then there is no need to dig anything . Sleeve what do you mean a coupling? Your water company can turn off water for you so repairs can be done
 

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The guy said the leak was in the pipe coming into the house (in the wall or close to the house on the outside).
 

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Id call water company ask about having them shut it down. but the hard part is the digging
 
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