Re: External sewer line.
Posted by hj on August 03, 1999 at 10:49:34:
In response to Re: External sewer line.
It should be concrete or red clay tile, but it could be also be rolled tar paper. If it is clay, or concrete the joints were cement and the roots have broken the joints. If it is paper, then the roots have deformed and eaten the pipe. In either case, the only proper solution is to install a new pipe.

: terry,

: i have just purchased an 80 y.o. house. while watering the lawn i noticed some remarkable (and deep) holes in the lawn over the sewer line, right by an obvoiusly well fertilised tree. the tree has obviously forced it's roots into the sewerage system.
: the manhole is about 10 feet from the hole, and is a brick well. would the main sewer line be brick as well? what would it take to replace it (besides plenty of money)?

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