Tree roots seek out water from damaged sewer lines causing further problems

Tree roots seek out water from damaged sewer lines causing further problems

“The white paper Drain maintenance – getting to the root of the issue from UKDN Waterflow reveals that tree root ingress causes hundreds of blocks and leaks in drainage systems each year.

The paper highlights findings from Swedish & UK researchers and the Arboricultural Advisory and Information Service (AAIS) which suggest that rather than tree roots directly causing damage to pipes, in the majority of cases, roots only take advantage of previously damaged or vulnerable pipes.”

Read the full article here.

If you suspect your sewer line is damaged, putting off repairs could be more costly in the future. Tree roots will find water seeping out of damaged lines and enter the pipe, causing cracks and holes to widen.

To have your sewer line inspected call DC Annis at 612-861-6425. You can also visit our website for more information.