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Question DetailsAsked on 4/4/2017

I drained my sink and water came gushing out through the bricks in the back of my house - not in to the house?

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Well - assuming water is not under your sink (in the cabinet) indicating a broken/disconnected pipe there, likely either settlement cause a pipe crack or joint coming apart, or if it has been real cold in your area maybe water froze in the pipe and cracked it.

Since it came out through bricks, if it has been cold in your area, my guess would be that a pipe was leaking and formed a solid ice blockage in the wall, then when it broke the rest of the way the only way out was through the exterior brick. Course, same thing could have happened if there was structursal failure or settlement that cracked both the drain pipe and the brick.

You need a Plumber - Plumbing is the Search the List category to find well-rated and reviewed vendors for this work.

Be sure to have the plumber look for signs of rot, structural cracking or failure, cracking in the brick wall, etc which could be a sign you need a Structural Engineer to check out the house in general for such issues.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD



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