PO: GW-109-22
03/09/22

Sewer Scope Inspection Report

About Report

This confidential report is furnished for the use of the client only. It is not intended to be relied upon for any purpose by any other party not named on the report and Inspection Agreement. This inspection was performed in accordance with and under the terms of the Sewer Scope Inspection Agreement. The agreement was signed and agreed upon before delivery of this report.

The Inspection Report outlines and defines the portions of the sewer line that were inspected, as well as indicating any areas that were not inspected, the reason they were not inspected, and general statements of what is commonly included and excluded during an inspection. The written Inspection Report and video, together with the agreement, represent the final statement on the condition of the sewer line when inspected and the final statement on what was included and/or excluded in the inspection.

Interpreting the Inspection Results

Each item or area inspected will be marked with a finding, which represents the inspection result for that item. The following descriptions represent an explanation for each of the inspection findings.

Inspected – Appears Functional

The item, component, or unit was visually observed, and appeared to be functioning as intended, allowing for normal wear and tear.

Repair Recommended

The item, component, or unit was visually observed, and is not functioning as intended or needs further inspection by a qualified specialist for necessary repairs.

General Maintenance Item

These are in the opinion of the inspector regular maintenance items typical for all homes of similar age and pipe materials. Maintenance should be performed in the near future.

Replacement Recommended

The item, component, or unit was visually observed, and is not functioning as intended or needs further inspection by a qualified specialist for necessary replacement.

Limited Inspection

The item, component, or unit was not fully inspected, and some form of limitation is preventing a complete inspection of the item/area. The report will state a reason for the limited inspection of the item.

Not Inspected

The item, component, or unit was not inspected, and no representations of whether or not it was functioning as intended are made. The report will state a reason for not inspecting the item.

Pipe Materials Glossary

ABS

ABS pipe is a black plastic drain tube commonly used for interior drains and venting. ABS pipe has been used most commonly from the mid 1970's to present day. Periodically ABS pipe is observed as an exterior drain pipe in pipe replacement. The 10 foot segment joints are glued and the pipe interior is typically smooth.

Cast Iron

Cast Iron Pipe is a black metal drain tube commonly used for interior drain and venting. Cast Iron pipe has been used most commonly from the late 1800's through the mid 1970's. Periodically Cast Iron pipe is observed as an exterior drain pipe. The 6 foot segment joints are connected with lead biscuits and the pipe interior is typically rough.

Concrete

Concrete pipe is a grey hardened aggregate drain tube commonly used as an exterior drain pipe. Concrete pipe has been used most commonly from the 1920's through the mid 1970's. The 3 foot segment joints are connected with mortar and the pipe interior is typically rough.

Clay

Clay pipe is a tan fire hardened drain tube commonly used as an exterior drain pipe. Clay pipe has been used most commonly from the late 1800's through the mid 1920's. The 3 foot segment joints are connected with mortar and the pipe interior is typically smooth.

Orangeburg

Orangeburg pipe is a black wood chip and tar drain tube commonly used as an exterior drain pipe. Orangeburg pipe has been used most commonly from the mid 1950's to the mid 1970's with a high concentration of use in the 1960's. The 6 foot segment joints are connected with pressure or friction and the pipe interior is typically rough.

Pipe Bursts

Pipe Bursts typically use HDPE or MDPE a black plastic drain tube commonly used for exterior drains. HDPE or MDPE pipe has been used most commonly from the late 1980's to present day. The 20 foot segment joints are welded and the pipe interior is typically smooth.

Pipe Liners

Pipe Liners typically use a white or green polyester or fiberglass epoxy coated drain tube commonly used in exterior drain pipes. Pipe liners have been used most commonly from the mid 1980's to present day. The lined segment joints are not visible. The liner is seamless in the install area and the interior is typically semi-smooth.

PVC (White)

PVC pipe (white) is a plastic drain tube commonly used as an exterior drain pipe. PVC pipe (white) has been used most commonly from the mid 1970's to the early 2000's. The 10 foot segment joints are glued and the pipe interior is typically smooth.

PVC (Green)

PVC pipe (green) is a plastic drain tube commonly used as an exterior drain pipe. PVC pipe (green) has been used most commonly from the early 2000's to present day. The 10 to 20 foot segment joints can contain rubber gaskets and the pipe interior is typically smooth.

Transite

Transite pipe is a grey hardened aggregate and asbestos reinforced drain tube commonly used as an exterior drain pipe. Transit pipe has been used most commonly from the 1940's through the mid 1960's. The 5 foot segment joints are connected with mortar and the pipe interior is typically semi rough.

Summary of Main Items

The following items or discoveries indicate that this/these parts of the sanitary sewer system do not function as intended or adversely affect the habitability of the dwelling/property; or warrants further investigation by a specialist, or requires subsequent observation. This summery shall not contain all recommendations for routine upkeep or all recommendations for upgrade to enhance the operation of the system. This summery is not the entire report. The complete report may contain additional information of concern to the customer. It is recommended that the customer read the complete report.

#1

Section:

Side Sewer

Pipe Materials:

Concrete

Condition:

Crack

Recommendation:

Recommend monitoring of the condition item/s through a follow up inspection to identify significant changes in the condition items observed during the side sewer inspection. Recommend spot repair/s to meet acceptable condition standards for the age, material type and condition item/s observed. (Contact licensed contractor to spot repair incorrect or damaged pipe)

#2

Section:

Sewer Main

Pipe Materials:

Concrete

Condition:

Crack

Recommendation:

Recommend monitoring of the condition item/s through a follow up inspection to identify significant changes in the condition items observed during the side sewer inspection. Contact the city, county or local utility to identify any easements or utility agreements due to the path of the side sewer pipe onto or through neighboring property or properties.

Sewer Access #1

Type:

Interior Cleanout

Materials:

ABS

Surface Material:

Grass

Conditions:

Appears Functional

Marker:

None

Recommendations:

No recommended maintenance, repair or replacement at this time.

Potential Access #2

Buried:

No

Type:

Exterior One Way Cleanout

Materials:

PVC

Surface Material:

Grass

Conditions:

Appears Functional

Marker:

None

Distance to Additional Clean Out:

40'

Recommendations:

No recommended maintenance, repair or replacement at this time.

Comments:

ADU cleanout

Condition #1

Condition:

Crack

Pipe Materials:

Concrete

Distance to Condition from Entry Point:

16'

Condition Depth:

3'6"

Condition Location:

Driveway

Condition Location Surface Material:

Gravel

Marker:

Green Paint X

Recommendations:

Recommend monitoring of the condition item/s through a follow up inspection to identify significant changes in the condition items observed during the side sewer inspection. Recommend spot repair/s to meet acceptable condition standards for the age, material type and condition item/s observed. (Contact licensed contractor to spot repair incorrect or damaged pipe)

Comments:

Monitor crack in piping with another inspection in a few years

Return Frequency:

(1 to 3 years) Conduct a return inspection in 1 to 3 years to observe significant changes in the condition items listed in the condition portion of this inspection report.

Sewer Main

Connection Material:

Concrete

Connection Location:

Street

Connection Location Surface Material:

Gravel

Depth:

8'

Connection Condition:

Crack

Marker:

None

Recommendations:

Recommend monitoring of the condition item/s through a follow up inspection to identify significant changes in the condition items observed during the side sewer inspection. Contact the city, county or local utility to identify any easements or utility agreements due to the path of the side sewer pipe onto or through neighboring property or properties.

Comments:

Contact city to discuss responsibility for connection

Return Inspection Frequency:

(1 to 3 years) Conduct a return inspection in 1 to 3 years to observe significant changes in the condition items listed in the condition portion of this inspection report.

Sewer Line Map

This map including sewer diagram is for informational purposes only. It is not intended for and should not be relied apon for landscape, building or demolition work where digging is involved. Always call before you dig and conduct private utility locates prior to any private property digging or excavation work.

Sewer Main
Cleanout
4X6 Transition
Condition Item
Tank

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Invoice For


6402 South Mason Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98409

PO
Service

GW-109-22 March 9, 2022
Added Items

Price

1

Sewer Inspection

Inspection of the sewer pipe entry point to end point with report

$250

Total price

$250