As part of our independent and unbiased inspection services, Scott Home Inspection offers video inspections of a home’s sewer line also known as sewer scope inspections. Understanding the condition of the underground sewer drain line and knowing the extent and location of a particular problem will be a key part of your decision in purchasing a home.
Don’t under estimate the importance of having a sewer scope done as part of your home inspection. In most municipalities, homeowners are responsible for any problems in the sewer line that are on their property out to the main line in the street. Repairs can be messy and costly. Call us today!
Small gaps in sections of piping can allow tree roots to enter the sewer line. As the roots grow, the pipe can break and crack, requiring repair. Minor tree root intrusion can be rooted and cleared on a regular basis, with minimal or no significant pipe damage. Assessing the amount of root intrusion is part of a sewer scope inspection.
On some older piping, sections in the piping can separate, causing an offset in the piping to occur. Solid waste may not clear this offset, and waste water will seep into the surrounding soil, causing further settlement and eventual breakdown of the piping.
If extreme root intrusion has occurred or significant soil settlement has occurred around the area due to offsets or a low area, complete pipe collapse can occur, requiring full excavation and repair of the sewer line. While rare, this condition can be assessed as part of a sewer scope inspection.
We utilize state-of-the-art digital equipment and software, which will identify and show you specifically what kind of problem, if any, is encountered.
A full digital report, along with a high definition video of the sewer scope, will be provided to you on the same day that the services are performed,
We have specialized locating equipment that allows us to determine where a sewer line defect is located in the yard or street.
Once the defect is located, we make note of it in the report, in case the location is needed for excavation and/or repair.
What is a Sewer Scope Inspection?
Sewer Scope Inspection Pricing
SEWER SCOPE INSPECTION
*When performed with a Home Inspection – Sewer Scope Only pricing is $250.