Topic: Experience in Replacing a Clay Drainage Pipe?
Experience in Replacing a Clay Drainage Pipe?
We have a large clay drainage pipe in the front yard of our rowhouse into which our rain gutter feeds. We are pretty sure either a tree root has broken into the pipe, or else it’s clogged with years of dirt. The water does drain, but very slowly, and we noticed that one corner of our basement gets wet occasionally (the brick wall directly adjacent to the pipe appears damp and mildewy). Just curious if anyone has tried to replace a similar pipe themselves, and has any advice for us.
Our thought is to dig a little big around the pipe and see if we can see the problem, before calling in the professionals. Has anyone done this either by themselves or through a professional plumber? Any help would be appreciated.