Here's some more bad luck. Not only did the house burn down behind us one week after we purchased our house causing the entire side of the house to have melted vinyl siding, now our sewer is acting up.
When we had the house inspected before purchase, the guy saw some small telltale signs of leaking and the sellers had about tne feet of the sewer line in the basement.
Fast forward to our rennovations a month later. The entire sewer pipe needs replacing and the downstairs bathroom pipe needed some pipe replaced.
Okay, now we're five months along and the basementwall is wet. Plumber working on the house says it's been there for years. The city so far has tried to blast through with jets and only got halfway through the 28 feet of sewer which happens to be under the granite front steps.Haven't done anything yet.
Are we able to go after the sellers who, when we asked if they ever had water in the basement said, "no"? The sewer problem unfortunately runs along our property under the steps and under the driveway.