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What Causes Cracks in Your Sewer Line?

Charlotte, NC and surrounding areas
Call 980-355-2356 For Drain Cleaning & Sewer Repair
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One of the main issues in sewer pipes that affects drainage is cracks. They can be a big nuisance and can cause expensive damages that are difficult to repair. Next Level Pipe Lining provides quality sewer repair services in Concord, NC, to ensure your pipes are safe from cracks and damage. Cracked pipes fall under three categories:

  • Minor Fractures - do not cause severe damage to severe lines and usually do not affect the drainage. You should inspect pipes with minor fractures within three or five years to check the extent of the crack.
  • Moderate Fractures - this can affect how sewer lines work. Any cracks in sewer pipes exposed to aggregate or root intrusions are moderate fractures. They require inspection every two years.
  • Severe Fractures - can compromise your sewer line. They can cause complete structural failure in sewer pipes and force you to replace sewer line.

Below are the factors that cause cracks in sewer pipes:


Old pipes are more prone to corrosion and deterioration. This causes cracks to develop over time. Contact your local sewer repair company for prompt sewer inspection and to line any old sewer pipes and keep them free from damage.

Freeze/Thaw Cycles

Sewer pipes can freeze if they are wrongly installed. During winter, the freeze-thaw cycles create stress in the pipes, causing the development of cracks over time. These cracks often require sewer pipe line repair.

Tree Roots

When sewer pipes develop tiny cracks from other external or internal factors, tree roots grow into the cracks and expand, weakening the pipe. Tree roots cause severe fractures that might force you to schedule sewer line replacement.

It is sometimes impossible to prevent the cracking of sewer pipes, even with the proper maintenance and installation. For quality and efficient sewer line repair and replacement, contact Next Level Pipe Lining today.

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Charlotte, NC and surrounding areas
Call 980-355-2356 For Drain Cleaning & Sewer Repair
Call 980-355-2356