Sewer Line Replacement
Well hey this needs to liven up a bit.
I'm interested in any input on the cost of trechless for this, and possible contractors who work in the Sacramento area. Also interested in other experiences, concerns, alternatives. I'll be collecting estimates from several places in Sac soon.
Short story. Clogs are becoming more frequent, and I had a guy snake it last night, then run a camers to see what is really going on. I had known redwood roots on property next door were likely culprit, but I thought just near the last cleanout connection. Wrong. Root intrusion every several feet (pipe sections) in the last half of the line. And one small area of the pipe looks like it might be a little concave. Not sure of pipe material, maybe cast, maybe clay, maybe Orangeburg. This was a quick and dirty half-price black and white camera job the guy did for me half price, so no video or measurements. Yet.
Approx 65-70 ft of main to the cleanout near the city connection. Starts from cleanouts under driveway (which is in great shape, good concrete), about 20 feet to under the detached garage slab, which is another 20 feet long, then open yard that is bascially unlandscaped, then under the Tuff Shed foundation, which is 3/4-in aggregate 4 inches deep with a Tuff Shed on top for about 8 feet, then about 3-4 feet open space between the Tuff Shed and the back fence.
I am thinking that trenchelss pipe bursting with HDPE continuous replacement is proabably the best option, but not sure. The guy last night said there should be enough room to do it, just need 3x3 ft access holes at either end, and I don't think this line it very deep. In fact, in the driveway, the celanouts are prety shallow, and maybe 3-4 ft deep back at the fence.
Thing is, I am also planning on shopping for a bigger house in the next year. So, this could becoem a disclosure issue, or come up durign inspection, or become a selling point (old neighborhood, common issue).