There are a number of causes of sewer line backing up in Atlanta.
They may include:
- Damaged Pipes – Can be due to shifting soil, frozen ground or settling. Pipes can also be broken, cracked, offset or collapsed.
- Blockage – Due to a foreign object or grease buildup restricting the proper flow and/or cleaning of the line.
- Corrosion – Pipes can become corroded due to breakage and/or deterioration. May cause a collapse in the line and restrict the flow of water.
- Bellied Pipe – This is a section of the pipe that has sunk, creating a valley where paper and waste collects. This can be due to ground or soil conditions.
- Leaking Joints – Seals between the pipes may have broken, allowing water to escape into the area surrounding the pipe.
- Root Infiltration – Tree or shrub roots can invade the sewer line, causing damage to the line.
- Off-Grade Pipes – Pipes that are constructed of substandard material may deteriorate or become corroded.