Need your opinion on a proposed sewer line replacement / repair.
We're in the process of buying a home in the middle of a major city, and have just done the home inspections. The sewer inspector did a camera look see with a fiber optic cable, and found a hole in the sewer line,
approx 1 inch wide by 2 inch high.
It's under the sidewalk adjacent to the street. The house is on a hill, and there is a rock face / garden about 10 feet high (not quite vertical) on the house side of the sidewalk.
He's told us that it'll take about $15k to repair / replace the line, and that the repair will give us about 10 to 20 years of service. There is some settling / cracking in the sidewalk directly above the sewer line.
The house was built about 50 years ago, and we believe that the sewer line is approx the same age.