Lateral Lining: Making Old Pipes As Good As New
Why is Lateral Lining Necessary?
Lateral pipes are typically 4 to 6 inches in diameter and run underground, connecting your home’s plumbing to the City’s sanitary sewer system. Homeowners are responsible for maintaining their lateral pipes while the City is responsible for keeping the City-owned portion of the system in good working condition.
Over time, lateral pipes can develop cracks and leaks that allow rain water to get into the sanitary sewers. The system was not meant to hold rain water, so when rain does get in, the pipes fill beyond their capacity. This overwhelms the system which can lead to sewage overflowing into rivers or backing up into basements. Lateral lining quickly replaces an old pipe with minimal impact to the yard, and is a valuable improvement to your home.