Sewer line condition
Can any of you experts weight in?
Is there any level of small cracks that is acceptable when it comes to concrete sanitary sewer line? We are looking to buy a home and the sewer scope revealed an area with a couple of small cracks. The line otherwise looks clean with no root invasion at all. It is just this one 6" to 8" area where there are visual cracks.
Of course the sellers say it's totally normal in a 50+ year old home.
We are having the engineering company that oversees the upkeep of the municipality's sewers take a look at the video and images.
The engineer I initially spoke with said that if there is no root invasion and no holes or major shifting cracks, that this would not raise a red flag with her.
Sorry for the lengthy post, but I would not have guessed that anything less than perfection would be ok for a sewer line. We don't want to replace it anytime soon or have any contamination issues so are being ultra cautious.