“We bought our house about a year ago and we didn’t know to inspect the sewer lateral. Shortly after moving in the sewer lateral broke and backed up which caused a massive plumbing problem for the whole house. It cost us a lot of money to go back and fix the plumbing and repour concrete for the sidewalk. Had we known more about what to ask for and what inspections to request we could have avoided a significant expense.”

-Drew Meyer, a Westside homeowner

Santa Cruz homes built before 1950, like the Meyer’s, may still have their original clay sewer lateral pipes. Over time these pipes crack and and leak sewage. Problems with an old sewer lateral can go undetected until the pipe completely collapses. Do you know the last time your sewer lateral pipe was inspected or replaced?