When you have concrete or clay sewer pipes on your property, there can come a time when you need to have them repaired or replaced. Because there can be a number of problems that may arise over time, you will need to have professionals that can assist you with concrete or clay sewer lines installation, service, replacement & repair in Granite Falls.
It is best that you know some of the common problems that can happen with concrete and clay sewer pipes, including:
Joints Not Watertight – Some homeowners are finding that their older clay or concrete pipes were not completely watertight from the beginning. The narrow portion at the end of the pipe, also known as the spigot, when put into the bell of the next section was sealed with mortar. In some cases, this turned out to not be waterproof and small trickles of water come out over time.
Sizing – The original concrete and clay sewer pipes were generally done in just three-foot sections. In a span of about 100 feet of sewer piping, there would be 33 joints and the potential for 33 points where leaks could take place.
Weight – The pipes made from clay or concrete are also very heavy. Once the ground ends up moving and shifting over an extended period of time, these heavy pipes are prone to sinking into the soil. Any gaps that may have been present in the joints can end up getting worse.
Brittle Nature – Many of the clay and concrete pipes are brittle, so when the shifting and moving takes place they will often crack or even break. This leads to the potential for a major leak or root infiltration.
Should you have an older property with clay or concrete pipes, you can have them inspected by our professional team at All Valley Plumbing. We have the training and expertise to get in and out to perform a full inspection before suggested any sort of repair or replacement of your sewer pipes.
After calling us, we can send someone out to your location to do a full assessment and to run testing to make sure that there is a problem that needs to be addressed. If you happen to have an emergency with your concrete or clay sewer lines, we can also be there as soon as possible to get you the repair or replacement that you need to get back to regular day to day activities in your home.
If you are in need of concrete or clay sewer lines installation, service, replacement & repair in Granite Falls, you can trust All Valley Plumbing. Call (425) 357-7420 for a consultation.