What Does A Sewer Line Leak In Your Yard Mean?
If you notice puddles of sewage waste floating in your yard, you have a broken sewer line! The damaged section of pipe is leaking “fertilizer” into your grass, making it grow more than usual. You might even be smelling a foul odor when you’re outside.
Besides puddles, you may notice dips or small valleys in your yard. What’s that all about? That’s what happens when sewage meets expansive soil. Expansive soil is clay-rich soil that expands when it gets wet and shrinks when it dries out.
Other Signs Of A Broken Sewer Line
Other signs of a broken sewer line include:
Constant Backups – When your sewer line is broken, anything connected will begin to clog, such as toilets, showers, and sinks.
Sewer Odors – If you smell sewage in your home and have already taken out the trash, there’s most likely a broken waste pipe. These odors can be toxic and harmful to your family.
Slow Drains – If all of your fixtures appear to be draining slower than usual, your sewer line might be clogged or broken.
Foundation Issues – This may surprise you. How could a sewer line affect your foundation? If your house was built on expansive soil and the soil gets wet from a broken sewer line, it can cause the soil to expand. If the soil shifts, your foundation can shift as well.