About a week ago, started getting water on the basement
floor, particularly after running the washer.
We'd had problems with tree roots in the outpipe from the
house to the sewer in years past - had the old pipe dug up
and replaced back in 1991, but the problem seems to have
The guy who cleaned out the drain went through it about 3
times, each time pulling out a pile of roots.
He said there's now a solution in the form of a continuous
plastic inner pipe that can be inserted into the existing
sewer drain. Once in place it hardens up and the roots are
less likely to get in.
He said they go through the pipe with a camera first, to
assess the damage.
I reckon the distance between the wall of the house and the
sewer main in the street is approximately 35-40 feet.
I didn't have the camera inspection or get an estimate yet,
but I was wondering if anyone could give me a very rough
idea of what a repair like this will run, materials and