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    Just got the inspection back and the sewer line is cracked under the foundation of the house. Any recommendations? Can companies pour something down the sewer to line the pipe and seal off the crack? I appreciate any input.



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    Re: Cracked Sewer Line

    I would think that they could dig it out on the outside (and inside) and make a new connection between the two. Unfortunately, I don't know of anything that will just seal it up, but I guess you never know with the cameras, etc. that they have now.



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    Re: Cracked Sewer Line

    Will need to dig it up and cut out the crack and install a new pipe inside or replace whole thing. Since you already have it dug up I'd replace as much as possible Otherwise you'll be up **** creek.



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    Re: Cracked Sewer Line

    Quote Originally Posted by 2forISU View Post
    Just got the inspection back and the sewer line is cracked under the foundation of the house. Any recommendations? Can companies pour something down the sewer to line the pipe and seal off the crack? I appreciate any input.
    I'd check with Roto-Rooter they can reline cracked pipes:
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    Re: Cracked Sewer Line

    Clay, PVC, or cast iron pipe? I assume they sent up a camera to find the crack. How new is the house? Can they tell you exactly where the crack is with the camera (distance from where they started, I assume in the basement with at cleanout). Is it directly under the foundation wall or towards the inside or outside of the wall.



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    Re: Cracked Sewer Line

    Call your plumber. He'll get a backhoe, dig down to it, cut out the section with the crack, install a rubber sleeve connector, and you'll be as good as new. Not cheap but best solution. Plumber suggestion - Mark Speck in Ames.



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    Re: Cracked Sewer Line

    you have to dig it up and put a pup piece in and use no hub bands if cast or pvc coupling just make sure who ever digs it up that they know wat there doin otherwise that bucket will crush the pipe



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    Re: Cracked Sewer Line

    That sucks, good luck with whatever you find. It happened to us a few years ago and because our old pipe was iron and clay tile mixed with PVC (the clay tile collapsed and the iron was rusting out) we decided to bite the bullet and cut a hole in our basement floor to replace with all new PVC.


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    That stinks.



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    Sounds like you are having a ****** day



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    **** in the neighbors yard from now on


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    Re: Cracked Sewer Line

    The house is about 90 years old and it was found when the buyers performed their inspection. It's a cast iron pipe and it's under the garage floor. The garage tucks under the house, so it's technically in the basement. What are we looking at for cost? Does the pipe relining work?

    I also have a radon issue. Any suggestions on what a radon mitigation system would cost?



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    Re: Cracked Sewer Line

    Quote Originally Posted by 2forISU View Post
    The house is about 90 years old and it was found when the buyers performed their inspection. It's a cast iron pipe and it's under the garage floor. The garage tucks under the house, so it's technically in the basement. What are we looking at for cost? Does the pipe relining work?

    I also have a radon issue. Any suggestions on what a radon mitigation system would cost?
    Find a different buyer. The pipe probably has been cracked for a while. More than likely neither of these repairs will be made, they just want to lower the price.



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    Re: Cracked Sewer Line

    If you are in the Ames/Des Area call Jet Drain. They have a sewer camera that can inspect the camera and have the equipment needed to do the repair and they will treat you alot better than Roto Ruter would.



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    Re: Cracked Sewer Line

    You can line a sewer pipe. Ive worked on projects that included lining hundreds of them. However, for one broken spot, it will likely be cheaper to dig and do a pt. Repair. Mine cost1800, but im slab on grade and it was im my yard so yours may be more expensive.



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