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Old 04-19-2020, 05:45 PM   #31
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Septic tanks can be higher up than the 7' but even then I have not seen one as close to the ground as the one in your picture.

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Old 04-19-2020, 06:43 PM   #32
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our sewers are like minimum 6' but i've seen 9' deep inside the basement.. i know because i had to dig it... Its rare but they are there.. Some of the main lines are 50' deep on road.. most average at around 10-11 though
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I can understand a water service line but why a sewer line??itdoes not have water standing in it if installed correctly,main sewers must be really deep where your at if sewer lines have to be 7ft deep
There's a thread about the depth of water mains and house sewers. Here too it's 7-8' deep for both. The sewer is always below the water main.

What's interesting for those who have sewer lines like a foot below ground does that mean you don't have bathrooms in the basements or they all have sewer pumps?

Not the best example but from my pictures. The floor drain in this one is about 6' under ground to the street and by the time it's at the street 7 to 8' deep.

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What's interesting for those who have sewer lines like a foot below ground does that mean you don't have bathrooms in the basements or they all have sewer pumps?
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Yeah, either a pump or there is no bathroom in the basement. Most don't have a finished basement here. Some have unfinished basements with a toilet in the corner and a shower curtain around it that grandpa put in and the waste line could be 4 feet below the slab and 12' below grade if the house is built on a hill. Some old guys had big backhoes and visions of grandeur.



We have like 60% homes with unfinished basements, 10% with finished basements, and like 30% with "crawlspaces" but even that can be 4 feet tall dirt floor or 18" tall and asphalt.



Our minimum for sewer without issues on a less than 30' run is like 2-3' but that is highly variable. You can drive 15 miles here and go from 70 to 50 degrees in the fall/spring. Some places you can have a 100' line only 2' deep and it will never freeze while others can be 4' deep and freeze. Really depends on the amount and type of soil above the bedrock and the surrounding tree cover. Some valleys have constant wind.








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Fascinating reading about how things are done in different parts of the country, I guess I should put North America with the Canadians input here too...I would say 95% of the houses here do NOT have a basement(I'm in VA), mostly older houses have them and ones build on hills and/or with the terrain for one. Typical sewer line is 3'+ deep.

In Florida and if you drive through some of the older neighborhoods with wells, they have the jet pumps and well tanks just installed on the lawn...
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Fascinating reading about how things are done in different parts of the country, I guess I should put North America with the Canadians input here too...I would say 95% of the houses here do NOT have a basement(I'm in VA), mostly older houses have them and ones build on hills and/or with the terrain for one. Typical sewer line is 3'+ deep.

In Florida and if you drive through some of the older neighborhoods with wells, they have the jet pumps and well tanks just installed on the lawn...
South Carolina too for the well tanks in lawns

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Fascinating reading about how things are done in different parts of the country, I guess I should put North America with the Canadians input here too...I would say 95% of the houses here do NOT have a basement(I'm in VA), mostly older houses have them and ones build on hills and/or with the terrain for one. Typical sewer line is 3'+ deep.

In Florida and if you drive through some of the older neighborhoods with wells, they have the jet pumps and well tanks just installed on the lawn...
What part of VA are you in? I'm in northern VA and I'd say more than 50 percent of houses I go to have basements.
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