Trees add beauty and value, but their roots are another story. Large, invasive tree roots can wreak havoc on concrete sidewalks and driveways and your home's foundation. The roots can also invade sewer lines, creating a major plumbing disaster. At Vietzke Trenchless, we're the go-to experts in trenchless pipe lining in Spokane Valley, WA, and we're here to help you with these tips on what to do in case of tree root invasion.
Remove Problem Trees
If you know what tree is causing the problem, have it removed when you schedule trenchless pipe replacement. Its roots will keep growing so long as the tree stands. If you remove the tree, you could plant a different type of tree with a better-controlled root system. Be sure to plant it away from your home's sewer line.
Grind Tree Stumps
After removing a tree, you also need to get rid of the stump. The stump will still allow the roots to invade your sewer line, and you'll still need a trenchless sewer replacement. If you can't afford stump grinding, drill holes into the stump, and fill it with soil. This accelerates the death of the roots.
Schedule Preventive Hydro Jetting
If you don't want to get rid of the tree with the problematic roots, schedule preventive hydro jetting. Hydro jetting uses pressurized water to cut the roots. You might need hydro jetting every 6 to 12 months in order to prevent an obstruction that requires a trenchless pipe repair.
Vietzke Trenchless is the trusted source for trenchless sewer repair. We identify the problem and provide you with the right solution for your situation.
To learn more about how to deal with tree root invasions, give us a call.