Does your home have slow draining water, bad drain odour, or stained ceilings or walls? These could all be signs of a problem in your main drain line.
Every home has an underground main drain line connecting to the city sewer line. When that sewer line crosses the property line, the homeowner is responsible for maintaining and fixing that pipe.
Common Main Drain Issues
Tree Root Infiltration: Trees within 30 feet of a main drain can penetrate certain types of pipes with tiny hairlike root ends. Over time these roots grow and expand, causing breakage in the pipes. Learn more about tree root damage.
Sagging: Following construction, the ground settles around the main drain dig area. If it settles too much, or there was not enough supporting fill, the line can sag. The result is dips in the pipe that do not have sufficient water flow and collect debris.
Corrosion: Old pipes (installed before 1970) are made of material that can rust and degrade over time.
Mineral Build-up: Water contains minerals like calcium which leave deposits over time, forming blockages. Areas with hard water are particularly susceptible.
Pipe Scaling Build-up: Deteriorating older pipes leave pieces that settle in the bottom and build up.
Collapse: Pipes weaken from ground pressure and collapse.
Frost Heave Damage: Pipes sustain damage when the ground swells upwards during a heavy frost.
These issues are serious and can cause broken pipes leading to flooded basements or large replacements. Luckily, you’re more likely to avoid these large plumbing problems by catching problems early with a main drain inspection.
Correction and Prevention
We provide the following services for your drain care:
- Excavation and pipe replacement
- Pipe re-lining
Enlist the professionals at Hy-Mark to look after your home’s drains and protect your investment while avoiding hassle. Call us for pricing and scheduling 1-800 727-0750.