Video Scoping of Sewer Pipes
Video Camera Scoping allows Al’s Plumbing to see inside your waste-lines to locate where and what the problem is.
Nearly all of your home’s Waste-Lines are hidden. These hidden pipes begin under your home’s slab and continue through your lawn to connect to the city’s sewer line under the street or alley.
A common cause of damage to clay sewer pipes in the lawn — tree roots.
Most tree roots grow 12-36 inches below the soil surface and can extend horizontally 2-3 times the diameter of the tree’s canopy. Any moisture leak from a sewer pipe will eventually attract root-intrusion from surrounding trees in their search for moisture. Roots from trees and vegetation can work into the joins between pipes and can become forceful enough to break clay pipes or corroded Cast-Iron pipes.
For homes built prior to the late 1970’s, Clay pipes were used in the lawn and Cast-Iron pipes under the home. Starting in the late 1970’s, homes have PVC (plastic) pipes both under the home and in the lawn. PVC seldom leaks, and tree roots won’t bother a pipe if they can’t find water.
These photos show clay sewer-mains completely clogged with tree roots.
Tree roots are just one of many things which can cause a main sewer line to clog. The clog can be as simple as grease buildup, or as extensive as a pipe destroyed by tree roots.
Al’s Plumbing and HVAC can diagnose the problem and provide solutions to your clogged sewer main pipes. Call Al’s today to discuss your waste-lines’ symptoms. We will have a solution for you!
A short YouTube video of Video Scoping showing a damaged sewer pipe in the lawn.