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At Sewer Inspector "We See More" and we know a beautiful home does not mean a beautiful side sewer. Just as a new home doesn't always mean a new side sewer. Below is a small sample of sewer and septic connected homes with varying degrees of maintenance and repair issues observed during our inspections.

ABS Pipe

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 Pipe

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 Pipe

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 Pipe

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 Pipe

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 Burst

Pipe Bursts typically use ABS 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 bursting. The 10 to 20 foot segment joints are welded and the pipe interior is typically smooth.

Pipe Liner

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 Pipe (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 Pipe (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 foot segment joints are glued and the pipe interior is typically smooth.

Transite Pipe

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.

Septic ABS Pipe

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.

Septic PVC Pipe (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.

Septic PVC Pipe 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 foot segment joints are glued and the pipe interior is typically smooth.

Septic Concrete Pipe

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. This property was listed as sewer connected. The inspection discovered the house was actually septic connected.