Downside: our stormwater drain for the house is basically fucked and will need replacing.
Upside: we are having Delicious Indian Takeaway for dinner.
@daedalus hope there isn't too much damage!
@Andrea The whole thing is pretty much fucked and needs to be completely replaced. Old terracotta piping, not modern plastic stuff.
Old houses are just constant maintenance.
@Andrea At least it does still drain, just not super-well. Means it's not an *urgent* repair. But important, so it needs to be done.