Tree roots naturally search out sources of water, the fine filaments of the root grow in to the joints of your drainage system. As these roots continue to grow the joint fails.
This then allows the roots into the drainage pipe where they develope into a mass of drain root ultimately causing a blockage and a possible surcharge of the drain.
As a result of the drain root ingress and the initial minior blockages, water further degrades the pipe joints, and slowly erodes material away frombeneath the pipe run, leading to further fracturing of the drains.
Cutting the drain roots can re-establish flow but drain roots will grow back. To prevent this happening the line can have a patch repair or liner inserted into it or be excavated and relayed.
The intrusion of drain root into a drain pipe will, overtime cause a blockage and can lead to the collapse of a drainage system.
GoEnviro can take care of the problem, be it an emergency or planned work using a combination of tools including high pressure jetting, a HP root cutter, an electromechanical root cutter or if necessary by excavation to remove the drain root.
Once the roots have been removed we can either patch repair the particular joint that the roots have ingressed or we can line the pipe to guarantee no further damage from tree roots in that area.
Buildings insurance may or may not cover root intrusion, dependent upon the policy and provider, and of course whether the policy was in place prior to the infiltration of the roots and the drain root damage taking place.
For further information please call 02920 553370 to speak to a B.Eng (hons) engineer about any concerns you may have.