This Drexel Hill client needed sewer service but the price they were given was too high, so they called me. Watch this video on Youtube to see how I helped them, or watch it play on My Videos page. I’ll explain a lot there and then read the rest of the article.
Dig Up the Sewer Pipe
You see the footage of the sewage on the lawn, what a mess. The overall area affected was more than 100 square feet. It was such a dirty mess that the only way to dig it up was to rent that Kobuta from Home Depot, which took about 8 hours of digging with that machine. Digging out the area allowed us to look for damage and install the access port.
Examining the Pipe
This turned out to be a terracotta pipe, which is basically a ceramic. As you can see in the one shot, the shorter pipe has a hole in it, because a piece of the collar had come lose. The shorter pipe, the one with the hole in it, is actually a local sewer main. So, we called the Drexel Hill sewer department for service and they came out and patched the hole. Nice job sewer department!
Cleanout Port Installed
At that point, when they were done, we proceeded to install the cleanout port. And as they say, “that’s a wrap!”