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21-11-2013, 05:05 PM
RE: Moral dilemma
Crap, really? It will probably stay gravel for another five years then. I see your point though, all that dirt will take a while to get packed back down.

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21-11-2013, 09:38 PM
RE: Moral dilemma
No. Unless they do a horrible job, there will be some initial settling, then it will be ready. You'll see an indent where the trench is at some point, fill it, ride over it with your car for a few weeks, then pave it.

Ask your paving contractor to hit that spot with a plate tamp a bit before installing the asphalt and you'll be okay.

Unless whoever make the repair does one horribly shitty job (pun intended) with back filling or it rains like hell when the trench is open, this shouldn't be a problem.
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21-11-2013, 10:24 PM
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Haha thanks joe! Thumbsup

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23-11-2013, 03:39 PM (This post was last modified: 23-11-2013 03:51 PM by GirlyMan.)
RE: Moral dilemma
(21-11-2013 04:38 PM)Regular_Joe Wrote:  I may have an informed take on this. I am a Public Works professional, Public Utilities is another department from PW and their funding tends to be different. I do pay attention to local government stuff.

Water and sewer districts have (in recent years) been given mandates to reduce illicit discharges or face penalties. I believe that, along with those mandates, they are given incentives to improve the current infrastructure.

They may not know that YOUR pipes are damaged. They do know that a LOT of pipes are and they are prepared (to the extent that bureaucrats can plan) for the costs associated with this insurance plan. Like all insurances, the bet is that there are more people who will have no need for services than do.

Please sign up for the insurance. You might be surprised that your problem is less challenging than the people who have looked into it have indicated. Sewer lines are very straight forward. Pipes with enough elevation change to literally keep the shit rolling down hill. If a section is broken, the toughest part is digging the hole to make the repairs.

Even with your prior knowledge of the problem, I think you should have no dilemma with this.

If it's just a break or crack in the line, why can't a plumber just run a PVC insert in to cover it instead of digging it up? Does that violate code or something?

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