Many aging homes in Calgary have clay sewer lines that can be easily damaged by heavy machinery passing over a yard, ground settling/erosion, or from nearby tree roots. Calgary property owners are responsible for all costs associated with maintaining and repairing the sewer line from a homes plumbing system all the way to the property line.
The cost of replacing or repairing a main sewer line can range anywhere from $5,000 to $25,000. Sewer line problems are inherently easy to overlook given their hidden away demeanor, and thus remain an afterthought when searching out a new home.
Sewer line inspections also fall outside of what is considered a standard home inspection. Depending on the age of the home in question, you may need to ask your home inspector if they offer Sewer Line Scoping.