Here is a little Jetter job we just finished. We where called to the home for water coming into the garage through the foundation in heavy rains. After looking over everything with the Seesnakes we determined the house had shared footing/downspout lines. These where very popular in the 60's what they are is 2-3 ft. sections of concrete pipe with no bells laid end to end with a 1/4" gap between them with gravel under and over them. Not a good system by todays standard as the dirt will fill them some time. The perimeter line around the home was 75% full of sand,mud, and heavy roots. The biggest problem was they all fed to a six inch concrete line that vanished onto city property with noway of knowing if it actually went anywhere (like a storm water main) The line was 100% packed solid with dirt and roots. And this was surrounded with every underground utility you can think of, gas,power,telcom. We where originally going to dig a pit at all 4 corners of the home and pipe burst in HDPE with holes drilled in it to act like the original system but decided against it because a seperate footing line and seperate rain leader line would have been best. But the cost was too high for the homeowners. So we opened up the six inch line to see if it could be opened up and even be used to take the water away. If we could take the water away Jetting the house drains would be easy. Well my report is the 1/2" Warthog with front jet and 4000 psi with 25 GPM actually got through the dirt and the roots! The line opened up and it did still connect to the city storm line. We then worked backwards against the house footing/downspout lines and cleared the mud out of them as well. We added cleanouts to the surface for any future work, filled everything in, and it really looked like we where never even there.
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Can't snake everthing..Jetter madness!