A gentleman by the name of Al contacted us last Wednesday seeking our advice regarding the sewer line on his 1958 home in Scottsdale. Al had had a portion of his sewer line between his house and the city main sewer line in the alley way replaced a few years back, but the portion of sewer line closest to the alley way, as well as the 15 feet of sewer line closest to his house running under an enclosed patio, remained original. The sewer line under his home also remained original. Only an isolated section in the middle of the home’s backyard had already been replaced, but Al was a bit naïve as to what exactly had been replaced in this past. Al was under the impression that only the 15 foot section closest to his home remained original.
A clean-out was installed during the prior sewer work.
Upon arriving on site, we performed a very thorough camera inspection of Al’s home’s sewer line. This inspection confirmed that the home’s sewer line was an ideal candidate for epoxy sewer lining. Al opted to have his home’s entire sewer line rehabilitated using our epoxy lining system.
Excavation was performed at the location of the existing clean-out, as this will be the location of a new set of two-way clean-outs.
The sewer line was uncovered. The original sewer line that runs under the patio enclosure is visible at the top of the above picture.
Pictured above is our inversion tank. This unit allows us to install epoxy sewer liners with only one point of entry.
Only one access point was established for this project. This same hole was the site location for inserting the epoxy line that runs between the clean-outs near the house and the city alley way, as well and from the clean-outs and under the house. A few root intrusions were discovered in the sewer line during our initial visit. This is something that is eliminated during the preparation stage of CIPP lining. First, hydro-jetting is performed, followed by de-scaling with a very special machine.
When Al had originally called us, he was confused as to what options he had available when it comes to sewer replacement. He had done his research on trenchless sewer line technology, but was not sure which solution was best for his scenario. After our initial consultation visit, he was able to make a purchasing decision with confidence. He was also made aware which sections of his sewer line were most deteriorated, and which areas, if replaced, would be replaced on a more proactive basis. The solution that Al chose was ultimately a long-sighted one. His home’s entire main sewer line has now been rehabilitated, and he has peace of mind with our 50 year warranty!