In plumbing work, sewer lines are usually not allowed to stay on the same path as in-ground swimming pools in the same yard, care must be taken to ensure they do not meet. Are you limited by space but want to install a swimming pool in your yard?


Your sewer and drain contractor should be the first point of call. They’ll examine your yard and provide you with a workable solution. We often get called upon for tasks like rerouting sewer lines to allow for the installation of a swimming pool. Our job is to help you as a homeowner meet the code requirements and avoid future problems while ensuring that your project is executed to the best standards. 


What Does Sewer Line Rerouting Mean?


Sewer line rerouting could be done in circumstances where there is a need for the path of travel of the drain lines to change, usually to avoid obstruction or to create room for the installation of another feature, such as a swimming pool, in the yard. 


Even with very limited space to work with, your sewer and drain contractor may also be able to sketch a plan for you to follow to reroute the path of the sewer lines. This way, they ensure the lines will not interfere with one another or overlap.


Also, sewer line rerouting may be a necessary procedure for cutting out leaking pipes and replacing them with new pipes positioned along a different path. Note that sewer pipes are connected to drain lines running from your sinks, toilets, showers, and baths. These all lead back to the main sewer line, which can be your city’s sewer system or a septic tank, depending on the situation.


What You Should Know Before Rerouting Your Sewer Line for Pool


Needless to say, there are several important considerations to factor into the decision and planning process before you embark on the project. To install a pool in your yard, whether at the front or in the back, you are essentially going to need to move the sewer line around the pool. As we mentioned earlier, your sewer line and pool cannot mix! 


To begin with, you need to consider factors like where the sewer lines run, what other important installation or obstruction is around them aside from the pool, the type of drain pipes used in your home’s sewer line, the type of ground, etc. The feasibility of the project depends on all these factors. But the most important question is space. Do you have enough space in the compound to allow for the rerouting of the sewer line and installation of a pool?


Also, keep in mind that this is a disruptive process, meaning that you may at some point, need to move out of your home to ensure an uninterrupted flow of work. Essentially, the usual flow of water into your home, as well as the flow of waste out of your home, will be interrupted. As such, having a backup plan is highly recommended. Additionally, because of the excavation involved, your yard may end up looking messy. But this would be taken care of by the end of the project.


Cost of the Project


A very important consideration that you don’t want to overlook is the cost required to execute the project. Get a drain contractor to give you an accurate quote/estimate for the project. To enable you to choose the most affordable option without compromising quality, you should consider getting a quote from at least two different contractors.


The cost consideration would involve digging and repairs after the process has been completed, the purchase of new sewer pipes, and labor costs for the sewer and drain specialists.


Hiring the Best Sewer Line Rerouting Company


Aside from pool installation, there are many other reasons rerouting a sewer line may be necessary. If you are experiencing frequent plumbing issues, your sewer and drain contractor may suggest rerouting as a workable solution to deal with the situation. 


Other times, clogged drains arising from the penetration of tree roots could cause you to reroute your sewer line. In this case, the other alternative you have is to cut down the trees around the area to prevent further penetration by roots. But the most common reason why people opt for sewer line rerouting is when they need to carry out an important construction project on their property. 


Regardless of the reason for performing a sewer line reroute in your yard, you want to make sure that you are consulting the most qualified local contractors. This is because of the highly technical nature of the task. To ensure that you do not have to carry out a repeat excavation to correct any errors after the process or violate your city or municipal construction code, we advise working with an experienced sewer and drain specialist in your community. 


Here at N.W Sewer & Drain, we have a team of highly skilled, trained, and experienced sewer and drain experts that are always happy to assist you with your home’s sewer needs. We believe that the process of sewer line rerouting doesn’t have to cause significant disruption or damage to your property. In all, you want to also make sure that you are not in violation of the code requirement for sewer rerouting in your community.


N.W Sewer & Drain Sewer Rerouting Service


Whether you’re planning on installing a new swimming pool in your home or need to reroute your existing sewer line for a different reason, N.W Sewer & Drain is a reliable drain specialist that you can entrust with your project. 


Our process is simple: our team of experts will survey the area, taking into consideration the existing sewer system and where you wish to install the pool. Based on our findings, we will provide you with expert recommendations on how best to execute the project. 


N.W. Sewer & Drain serves residential and commercial properties in the Greater Seattle area, including Bellevue, Kirkland, Shoreline, Renton, Lake Forest Park, etc. Have more questions about rerouting your sewer line? Give us a call today at 206-931-7728 to schedule an initial inspection.

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