Saturday, August 30, 2008

Emergency Water Line Repair

When painting the water pipes in basement a crack was discovered in the main water line to the building. Fortunately, it was not leaking yet. Water company said it was a matter of time before it would break and leak.

So, we have to replace that 10 foot section ASAP after Water Co. gets permits for us. Repair will probably be done in October, prior to sewer line replacement in garage.

Contractor will have to cut out section of driveway to garage by the stairs. Cost will be about $50,000. We have authorized this expenditure, although authorization probably not needed, since this is considered an emergency repair. Currently this is galvanized pipe and will be replaced with copper.