Rerouting sewer using clay sewer pipe has been popularly done way back hundreds of years ago until the 50’s and 60’s. In fact, clay sewer pipes are still found all over Baton Rouge area. However, Mock Plumbing is discouraging the use of this kind of pipe today due to its fairly brittle structure with a tendency to crack if significant amount of pressure is applied. When this occur tree roots may start to penetrate within the crack making their way inside and growing usually drawn to a water source.
Nowadays, damaged clay sewer pipe that needs to be rerouted are being replaced with PVC. Mock Plumbing only recommends the use of sch 40 PVC which lasts longer for sewer reroute. For any issues concerning your sewer line, call your local sewer reroute specialists in Baton Rouge, Mock Plumbing and receive a free estimate.