Joseph L Balkan Inc Richmond Hill, NY 11418 -
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(718) 849-0900



13001 Jamaica Ave, Richmond Hill, NY 11418

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8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Regular Hours

Mon - Fri

5:30 am - 9:30 pm

Sat - Sun

8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Phone: (718) 530-0014

Phone: (718) 943-5720

General Info

Joseph L. Balkan has provided sewer and water main services in New York state since 1952. The company offers existing sewer and water service repairs and upgrades, sewer and water installation for new construction, attachment of septic systems to public sewer, installation and relocation of fire hydrants, fire sprinkler installation, manhole construction and sewer and water service demolition. Joseph L. Balkan has grown from a small plumbing shop to the largest sewer and water service contractor in the five boroughs, according to New York City Department of Transportation records, performing more than 1,500 installations a year. The company is headquartered in Richmond Hill, N.Y.

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  • dman4u71

    I had them over to give me an estimate to fix my sewer system. The gentleman that came checked all the sewer lines on my block and advised me that they were clogged so I should call 311 to get in unclogged. He also let me know that my sewer line was fine.

    This shows me that they are a reputable company since the plumber that came protected the company from doing work that was not necessary. I highly recommend them since they are not out to take your money. Thank you for your honesty.

  • Extremely Satisfied with Joseph L. Balkan, Inc.

    Joseph L. Balkan, Inc. replaced my water main and installed a new inside valve. They arrived at my home before 9:00AM, which is when they said they would. The workers were very professional, courteous and friendly. The placed blue plastic covering over my carpeting in the basement which kept my carpeting clean. Afterwards, they did an excellent job cleaning up after the job was finished, which was at 3:15PM. They worked right through and got the job done in a very efficient manner.
    I would highly recommend this company to my family, friends, or neighbors. The price was very good since I know other people that have paid more.
    To summarize, the workers were efficient, courteous and hard-working. They informed me every step of the way as to what was being done and did a very nice job cleaning up afterwards.

    I highly recommend Joseph L. Balkan. Inc.

    I. Truyol
    Brooklyn, New York

  • Sewer & water main replacement.

    professional, minimum digging, courteous representative both workers in the field & front office, reasonable price. I would recommend BALKAN INC to anyone & everyone anytime.

  • I needed H2O

    A different co. (starts with F) did work across the street. After about four days of their working there, I wound up without a drop of water, on a Wednesday afternoon.

    Of course the ""F"" co. took no responsibility. I was without ANY water for over four days! DEP said it was my problem. My plumber had me wait half a day, and then said I should call DEP back. Still no water for me!
    By Thursday Evening we made an appt with two Main Companies. Balkan came promptly at 9 AM. the other co just called me back. I signed with Balkan. Frank, the salesman, was most polite. He felt my pain, as I was expecting company for dinner on Mon. evening.
    They started work on Saturday morning. Balkan was able to hook up my neighbor's hose to my water supply. I had running water from Sat evening until Monday afternoon from my neighbor. By Monday early evening Balkan had COMPLETED the job!
    Praise be - I had water again.
    Balkan took the credit card, and a personal check (Large bill, but comparable to all Main companies) Their secretary on the phone is very kind too. The workers were neat and cleaned up and replaced the concrete in my driveway that had to be broken up.
    Everyone was sympathetic and I am trying to prove that the ""F"" co,. caused my difficulties. I paid my neighbor $200.00 and supplied her with a new hose. Ironically her hose sprung a leak in the middle of the night on Sat. Thus, even MORE water was taken from her, by my problem.
    All around, the only help I received was from Balkan, and my neighbors.
    At this point I had to hire a lawyer re: the ""F"" co. It might take over eight years to see if I could get a reimbursement from the other company.
    Yikes! quite a tale, but I pray that every living person and animal is never deprived of clean water.

  • Completely Satisfied

    Balkan replaced our sewer main and installed a new trap in the basement. They were prompt and efficient. They came when they said they would, rigged a temporary sewer before they left for the day, and finished the following day. The sidewalk was repaired a day later. No hassles, nice people, and they did a good job removing a large bush and replanting it. The price was much less than some of our neighbors had to pay.
    Overall, good price, very professional, highly recommended.

  • Professional Prompt & Fairly Priced

    I got a 3 day notice from the DEP last Saturday. I called Joseph L. Balkan and spoke with a nice operator who sent a rep within 1 hour. He gave me a fair written job description with a 10 year guarantee . He said that they could pull permits and start work at 8AM on Monday. As promised the workers arrived on time and did excellent work leaving my property clean and undamaged by that very afternoon! No other contractor was as professional or prompt to my urgent request for service. Neither was I charged 4% for paying with a credit card as some of the others wanted to do so. Save yourself TIME & MONEY: CALL JOSEPH L. BALKAN 1ST.!

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    rosalind d

    I was very satisfied with the job. They came on time. The workers were courteous. They were very respectful of my property., used tarp to protect the lawn, cut off the sod and replanted it, used a curtain when the blew the tunnel inside, routed the piping inside as i requested, furnished a WATTS full ported wall valve USA fittings. Broke a minimal hole in the foundation for the service. Ran the service under the street electric ducts for extra freeze-up protection. Cleaned up inside and out . Street restoration done the next day.

  • great service ,estimate is FREE

    our water maine was damaged by National Grid and they had the nerve to say it was there when they started digging. Balkan inc. is very proffesional and they came 2 hours after we called them the estimate was FREE .I called around my neighborhood and those plumbers wanted to charge me $100-125 fee just for coming to TAKE A LOOK at the BROOKEN WATER MAINE . Thanks God its over . Balkan inc,and I mean FRANK the plumber told us to take pictures ,of the street and the damage for proof of the damage .Now we wait for our money from National Grid .....thank you


    I manage a 25 year old 302 family gated community in Bayside, Queens and have had to, unfortunately, call Balkan a number of times for collapsed waste line and storm drain replacement.

    Tha company and personnel are courteous, efficient and expeditious. The last pipe collapse was replaced within 24 hours of my call and in pouring rain.

    I highly recommend this company. They are truly professional.

  • perfect service

    Superprofessional,work was completed in 3 days inspite of horroble wather.Our front yard looks like nothing happened:all bushes back to place as well as ground.Balcan inc gave the best price in Flushing area for sewer repair and did excelent job.The best expirience with construction company ever!Strongly recommend to everyone.

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