Sewer line Problems: January 15th 2014
Determine where the sewer line is leaking. It's
usually the spot that is oozing to the surface.
1) Examine for tree root invasions.
2) Insert an
air hose inside the line past the point of the
break and apply air pressure to empty the line
of remaining water.
3) Find a water line hose one size smaller than
the sewer water line. Insert it into the larger
pipe and push it in, well past where the break
is thought to be.
4) Keep pushing it into the pipe until the far
end is submerged in water. You can tell by
blowing into the smaller pipe and hearing
5) In the space between the two pipes, inject an
expanding urethane foam crack filler. The
harder, less expanding type works best.
6) Hopefully, the urethane ran down to the water
level, began to foam back up, sealed the crack,
and you will see it oozing back out the top.
7) Clean up the excess foam, and wait for it to
8) Connect the inner, smaller water line to the
system and apply water pressure again.
will not work unless the sewer line slopes
downwards and away from you. You need the far
end of the smaller, inner pipe to be submerged
in water to prevent the foam from sealing the
far end shut.
Vertical water lines work the best. Horizontal
lines do not.
long, narrow tube to the urethane foam
applicator helps to inject the foam more easily
into the gap between the inner and outer pipes.
Call our central office at: 604-739-2000 for a
free quote on repairing your sewer or water
lines, drain tiles or any other plumbing
problems you have.
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It's Still Raining In Vancouver:
Is your basement starting to get damp, wet or
even flooded? It is possible your drain tiles
that surround your house are damaged. If you
want a dry basement, you must have an adequate
foundation drainage system.
If your drain tiles have separated at the joint,
been shattered, bent, cracked or lost its slope,
water will start to get into your basement. We
have the solution to get your basement dry
Drain Tiles can
be in poor and deteriorated condition due to age
of your home. Blockages, cracks or holes can be
caused by debris in your drain tiles or even
tree roots. tree roots.
Wet houses are linked to an increase in
respiratory problems and the property value of
your house may depreciate because the basement
is prone to frequent flooding.
Staff at Drain Master - written by
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