In addition to regular home inspections, Foothills Home Inspections also provides certified sewer scoping in Northern Colorado. Using state-of-the-art camera technology, we’re able to inspect the inside of your home’s underground sewer drain lines and pipes. This allows us to pinpoint damages and obstructions to protect you from unexpected problems. Many home buyers rely on this service when deciding to purchase a home, as well as current homeowners who suspect they have a repair issue. Our experienced team uses the best equipment available to provide the most accurate assessments of your drainpipes. A full-color video and a written report are sent to you afterward.
Our underground video camera drain scope allows us to examine your main sewer pipe in real-time to determine its condition. We’ll be able to see what material your drainpipe is constructed of to decide whether it should be replaced. Drainpipes are made of many materials, including cast iron, clay, PVC, and concrete. Some of these materials require more maintenance than others for longevity. If there has been any pipe damage or obstructions restricting the flow, we’ll be able to pinpoint the cause. The sewer drain scope will give us a clearer picture of any pipe additions, replacements, or maintenance done on your system. We can also assess your drain system’s overall condition leading from your house to the local city sewer tap to identify any potential issues.
Sewer drainpipe repairs can be messy and costly, especially the longer they fester. Sewer scope inspections reveal many common problem areas that should be addressed promptly, including:
If your system has any badly damaged, crushed, broken, punctured, or collapsed pipes, the sewer scope will reveal this. It will also identify offset pipes, which are sewer pipes that have become misaligned due to shifting soil, frozen ground, or soil settling.
Pipes that have deteriorated due to corrosion can cause sections to collapse and restrict water flow. Pipe belly is a section of pipe that has sunk due to ground or soil conditions, creating a valley that collects debris.
Blockages may be caused by grease build-up or foreign objects restricting proper flow and cleaning. It’s not uncommon for us to find that tree or shrub roots have infiltrated your sewer line.
If your existing pipes were constructed using substandard or outdated materials, they might have deteriorated or corroded beyond safe usage.
When the seals between your pipes become broken or separated, water can escape into the area surrounding them.
Damaged underground sewer drainpipes can be expensive to repair because they often result in major excavation requiring pavement or tree removal. Getting a full report of where significant repair concerns are located is essential to prevent unnecessary excavation. Contact Foothills Home Inspections to learn more about our sewer scope capabilities and pricing. We serve customers in Fort Collins, Loveland, Windsor, Greeley, Longmont, Boulder, and surrounding areas.