Be Certain the Sewer Lines are Clear and in Good Shape with Sewer Camera Inspection
Whether you are building a new home construction or rebuilding from the foundation up, there can be, and often are, a million things that can go wrong from the moment you break ground or drive in that first nail to the time when your trucks pull away from the property for the last time. One of the most overlooked parts of home construction is the sewer line, yet it is also the one that can cause the most damage if something is wrong. Having a sewer camera inspection of the house’s sewer lines before you pack up and head out can save you and your potential buyers a great deal of frustration, time, and money.
Clogs, cracks, and conundrums
When you have many different men working on the same construction project, even different teams and companies that don’t know each other and might never see each other again, there are bound to be potential mistakes made that go unreported. What if the electrician’s apprentice dropped a piece of two-by-four down the sewer line by accident, but no one saw him? How about if a rag slipped into the line? Or maybe the backhoe operator rolled over the sewer line outside after days of heavy rain. The potential for problems once everything is buttoned up exists.
People don’t always report their mistakes, especially if no one was around to see them do it. The backhoe operator might not even realize he damaged the sewer line. Using a sewer camera inspection will allow you to see inside the sewer line, from the house to the connection to the city line and allow you to inspect it for any obstructions, cracks, dirt build up, corrosion, or other potentially damaging condition.
A small investment now or major one later
No one wants to tack on extra expenses to any project or house, especially not during these fickle and tough economic times. Yet a sewer camera inspection is not nearly as expensive as one might initially think. Nor is it nearly as costly as having to tear up the entire line to open up a clogged point, remove and obstruction, or repair a seal.
If a survey of homeowners and potential homebuyers was conducted and they were asked whether they would prefer to pay a few extra dollars before they purchased for a sewer camera inspection or a few thousand to correct a problem a month or two after they moved in, most would likely prefer the former rather than the latter.
Having a sewer camera inspection may find a problem one in a hundred times on your construction sites, but it’s that one time that you’ll be glad you did it.