8:26 AM 01/14/2013
Hi - I live next door to an uninhabited building (many years of neglect) owned by a local real estate company. I have noticed water in my basement every time it rains heavily. Last week, I noticed it dripping from one of the walls and when I went into my neighbor's yard, I saw a hole in their drain pipe (that comes from the roof) just before it enters the ground and would should lead into his sewer system (i doubt it is a dedicated pipe as I have heard it should be). The area where the this hole is is just on the other side of my wall where I saw the water coming in so I assume they are related. The guy said he will fix it but I am sure he will do either nothing or a cheap job. What are my options?
It doesn't cost much to replace the outside drainpipe -- about $200 to $300. It could cost a lot to replace it on the inside, if it's cracked underground before it enters the basement through the foundation. However, one easy fix for this is merely to divert the new drainpipe into the yard rather than looping back into the house sewer system.
8:52 AM 01/14/2013 | 0 Votes