i live in the san francisco bay area. i found out today that there
are roots in the main sewer line to my house. the city can locate the
exact location of the blockage with a camera free of charge. however,
we will be given a 30 day notice to repair it. what has to happen is
that the front yard has to be dug up to expose the pipe, and that
section will have to be replaced. luckily, our sewer line/lateral
here is broken up into 4 foot sections. hopefully, there is only a
crack to one section of the pipe so we can just replace the section
that has the crack allowing roots to get into. i was wondering if
anyone had this done? and how much will it cost? thanks!!
In most cases "rod out roots" is just a temporary fix and they just keep
growing back until the leak is fixed. Roots find even a small leak. The
city does not want the leaks because it also allows water to enter the
system causing large increases in the amount of fluid they must treat after
a rain (about one month per year for Steve ;-).
yeah, i know it will depend on that stuff. the pipe is under the
front yard, so at least its under soil, and not concrete. and there
are no obstructions, my front yard is about 20x20 patch of grass.
just wanted to see if other people had this done, and what they paid
Listen to the voice of experience- if one section of the 'flower pot' sewer
pipe has cracked or collapsed, likely that other sections are not far
behind. Bite the bullet and switch out the entire run with glued long
lengths of PVC, and never have to worry about it again.
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