Author Info Sewer ForemanCity of Flint, MIProduct Tags: PipePatch Quote I’ve done a cost analysis of doing a PipePatch versus a dig and replace. Fully loaded cost to do a PipePatch of my labor (union) of four people, Jetter/Vactor Truck, Camera Truck, fuel, and the cost of an eight-inch four footer is $1,100. The bare minimum I can repair a shallow line is $5,500. This includes my time & materials plus an asphalt contractor. Using PipePatch, I can do a repair in three hours versus an open cut of two to three days.