The sewer line is one of the most important parts of your home's plumbing system. For those that are having a home built, it will be necessary to effectively plan for this installation.
Make Sure The Sewer Line Has Enough Capacity For Your Home
When you are choosing a sewer line for your home, it is important to select one that is large enough to have the capacity that you are needing for your home. Choosing a sewer line that has insufficient capacity for your home can increase the risk of the drains running slow. In addition to this need, you will also have to ensure the sewer line complies with any local limitations. For example, many utilities will have a limit on the amount of water that a sewer line can add at one time. This is done to limit the risk of the local sewer system becoming overwhelmed.
Consider The Soil Stability Where The Line Is Installed
It can be easy to underestimate the weight of the sewer line once it is installed. This can lead to homeowners failing to appreciate the need to install the sewer line in an area where the soil is stable enough to support this weight. Otherwise, the sewer line may start to sink into the soil as a result of the vibrations and weight from water flowing through it. Eventually, this can cause it to rupture or completely detach from the home's plumbing connection. A soil stability test can be a cost-effective way of assessing whether the soil will be able to support the sewer line. When checking the stability of the soil in this area, you will want to perform tests along the entire path of where the sewer line will be placed. Failing to do this can lead to a risk of some sections of the soil being unstable.
Be Aware Of Potential Changes To The Landscaping Or Property
As you are considering where to put the sewer line, you should also keep in mind any potential future changes that you are wanting to make to the property in the future. Failing to consider these changes can lead to a situation where you are wanting to make a change that could lead to the sewer line being inaccessible. For example, some homeowners may want to add a pool to their property in the future, and it can be important to avoid installing it on top of the sewer line. Otherwise, it may be impossible for a sewer line contractor to repair the damaged section of the sewer line.
Contact a company like Legacy Plumbing Inc to learn more.