I'm very glad I located this forum - and I am hoping someone might be able to give me some advice / referral for my current situation.
I am currently selling my house, and under contract. (We close Nov.4)
- The house was built in 1928, and the sewer line is 4" clay tile.
- The sewer main is 105' out from the house.
- 3" cast iron cleanout in basement, with lift station (cleanout is about 3 feet off the ground.)
During the course of the inspection, the buyer and I had the line scoped by a reputable company that only does scoping... the guy I worked with was very cool, even though he flooded my garage, but that's another story...
Here are the specifics of what he found:
- 4-5" break in side/bottom of line, 53' out.
- This break is 4'5" down, underneath a poured concrete patio slab. (Awesome!)
- There is a low spot in the line (1/2" water), at about 51'.
- Some cracks in pipe at 45' or so.
Here's the video. The interesting part starts at 3:30: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wcHDaEejZA
We obviously need to have this fixed.
So here is my question:
1. Does this seem to be a good candidate for CIPP / trenchless repair? The one plumber I spoke to says he doesn't do this, but I can expect a CIPP company to insist on doing the entire line, to the tune of about $85/ft. This seems a little crazy to me, especially because one of the main upsides of CIPP is the ability to do sectional repairs.
2. I have a quote from a friend of my realtor for $2800. This would include breaking up the slab, replacing the damaged line at 53'-45', and re-pouring the concrete slab. This seems very reasonable to me... almost too reasonable. (I worry that the final number might jump dramatically.)
3. I have been trying to find a CIPP installer to get a quote here in the Boulder, CO area, but the only outfit I can find seems to have had a few (very) bad reviews... and no good ones. Does anyone know of anyone they can suggest?
Thanks so much for taking the time to read this novel. If you need more information, just let me know, and I'll answer ASAP. I really appreciate any insight you may be able to provide.