SEWER LINE CLEAN-OUT: Yesterday we had a team of drain specialists come by to effectively power wash our sewer line. Although this service call does not directly have any relationship to our elevation project, it was paramount that we determined the integrity of our sewer line prior to burying it under 4 feet of cement. The only reason we are investigating it now is because we were having slow drain issues.
We will still have access to the clean out line (I’m learning so many fascinating new things about housing), but the portion that runs underneath the ground between our house and the street will now be under our front steps. As I really don’t want to plan to rip out newly built steps, we wanted to be assured that any sewer line issue was resolved.
Our drain specialist gave the sewer line a clean bill of health after blasting away encroaching tree roots with water. The gravitational pull produced by the added elevation of our house will really keep things flowing.
Do you know what happens to sewer pipes during a flood? They overflow. Keeping that nasty flood water out of our house is one more good reason to elevate it.