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Marc the plumber : is the cracked pipe the drainage pipe or the downspout?
Marc the plumber : I assume you are referring to the drainage pipe and not the downspout.
Marc the plumber : The drainage pipe would be a plumbers repair. A downspout the roofer.
Marc the plumber : The only repair for the cracked pipe is to dig it up and replace the broken section.
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It is the drainage pipe not the downspout. So it is a repair for a plumber and digging it up is the only way to repair it?
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Marc the plumber : Basically it is the only repair other than getting a specialized company to come and sleeve the line with an insert which is injected into the existing pipe. This is very costly and typically done only in larger applications.
Marc the plumber : The other option is to run a pipe above ground to divert away from the home or to instal a French drain using crushed stone and digging up the surface a bit.