The problem we are having is the following: Our kitchen sink drains into a drain in the basement that meets the drain for the washing machine before it leaves the house. (This drain line is separate from the shower/bathroom drain line.) When we moved into the house we had this line snaked by a sewer company. The line was fine for almost two years. A couple of months ago a problem started. Whenever the washing machine was doing a rinse cycle, then kitchen sink would make a gurgling sound. About a month ago we had the sewer company come out and snake the line again. He found two blockages and cleared them. Just last week the gurgling came back. So I called the sewer company again. This is his proposal, he told us we have two options:
1. Run a new drain line for the kitchen/washing machine through the foundation, outside, and meet it with the main drain line for the sewer. This would mean a backhoe digging up part the backyard. The cost would be $1500.00
2. Run a drain line from the laundry side of the basement over to the finished side of the basement and join the main drain to get the waste out of the house. The cost of this is $800, plus having to have a pipe run through part of the basement.
My questions are: Are there other options? Do the solutions seem reasonable? Do the costs for each solution seem reasonable?
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks -Steve
[This message has been edited by ssantello (edited March 22, 2002).]