Reverse Slope Waste Line | Home Inspection Seattle - Bellevue - Everett

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Reverse Sloping Waste Line in crawl-space !

The waste line for this home in the Seattle, Bellevue, Everett area has sagged beneath the crawlspace so that the last 10 feet of the pipe slopes the wrong direction ( ie: a reserse sloping waste line); towards the inside of the house. The

sewer waste line should slope 1/4" per lineal foot towards the exterior.

reverse sloping waste line

The homeowner did have a problem with a clogged sewer line a few years ago. The problem was corrected by snaking the line from the exterior. The cause of the problem was never addressed most likely as there was no crawl-space access to this area. Access has since been cut in thru the floor.







Comments (2)

Sam Chapman
Lakeway, TX

That could run into trouble.

Jan 11, 2011 05:29 AM
Lori Bowers
La Quinta, CA
The Lori Bowers Group

Scary photo - amazing what some people live with

Jan 11, 2011 05:30 AM

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