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    Four collapsed main lines so far this week.

    All residential, four inch usually then to six at the curb.
    Usually at the transition.

    We had a thaw for a bit after a cold winter.
    Ground heaving that much or coincidence?

    Anyone else in the Midwest seeing this?

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    Re: Collapsed main lines

    Originally posted by fixitright View Post
    Four collapsed main lines so far this week.

    All residential, four inch usually then to six at the curb.
    Usually at the transition.

    We had a thaw for a bit after a cold winter.
    Ground heaving that much or coincidence?

    Anyone else in the Midwest seeing this?


    How deep are these lines ? I usually see about 4 in one year and I'm averaging around 2 main lines per day.

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      Re: Collapsed main lines

      The last one yesterday was four feet at the city sewer about 95' from the house front.
      The snow insulates the yard well but once it hits the street there's no cover.

      Road restrictions (weight) start tomorrow here.

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        Re: Collapsed main lines

        We have had a harder winter than usual, a few customers have told of loud noises making them think there had been an earth quake or a tree had fallen on to there house. This was followed up in the local press as ice quakes where the frozen ground quakes in some cases causing damage.
        Possible explanation for an increase in drain failures?

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