WEF Discussions — Now on LinkedIn!

WEF is pleased to announce the creation of free LinkedIn groups associated with its technical discussion forum topics. Through these LinkedIn groups, members will be able to view and participate in discussions, as well as communicate with one another via direct messages. Share your experiences and knowledge, ask questions and respond to other discussions as frequently as you like!

You must have a LinkedIn profile to join a LinkedIn group; you can create your profile here. If you already have a LinkedIn profile, all you need to do is submit a request to join one or all of the following groups:

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Collapsed Sewer Lines
handymanlondon
Posted: Monday, February 25, 2013 5:28 AM
Joined: 1/1/2012
Posts: 1


What are the possible cause and solution of having collapsed sewer lines?
01667942
Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2013 1:30 PM
Joined: 10/2/2009
Posts: 3


The most common reason for Collapsed sewer lines that i see is sloppy construction and poor choice of materials for the conditions.  If you have both thin pipe and high speed backfilling with the excavated dirt, rocks and debris you will destroy the pipe quickly.  There is also the damage from other utilities.  Directional boring, power pole anchors and grounding rods, etc.