http://homeinspectionsfortworthtx.com – When buying a home with cast iron plumbing, it is important to have the waste plumbing scoped with a sewer camera or have a hydrostatic test performed on the waste pipes prior to the end of the option period and/or closing.
The repair of cast iron under a slab foundation is very costly. 80% of the cost of the repair is the tunneling that is required to be performed to access the old cast iron plumbing to replace it with modern PVC piping.
This video represents the repair after the cast iron piping was disconnected and the installation of the PVC piping.
It is important to following through on the professional home inspector’s recommendation to have cast iron further evaluated during the home buying process. If is discovered you can negotiated the repair work be performed prior to buying the home of your dream.
By: Brian Murphy