I have a problem with my well pipe - it leaks in the spring (when snow melts). As you can see from image below - multiple hack repairs were attempted by previous owners.
I was going to excavate the outside and redo the pipe. However - it turned out that pipe enters the house under the concrete stairs. Here's a pic we did this summer (had to just backfill it back).
Here's the problem - If I relocate the pipe so it enters the house in other place bypassing concrete stairs - it would appear that entry point will be only 2.4 ft deep...
So my questions is - if I bust the concrete stairs to fix the pipe - am I then required by code to just leave it under stairs as that would be the only way to satisfy 4 ft requirement?