How do tree roots get into my drains?
Like any other living thing, trees are always looking to enhance their chances of survival. As such, their roots seek out sources of water. Condensation naturally forms on the outside of drainage pipes, so tree roots in the vicinity grow toward them. Of course, your pipes have water flowing through them on a near-constant basis, so the roots then try to find a way inside.
Fine root hairs gain access through cracks, fractures and pipe joints as well as inspection chamber walls and benching. This is why regular maintenance checks at your Folkestone property are so important. CCTV surveys identify small cracks, and drain lining applications fix them. We can then undertake drain descaling to clear any lingering build-ups.
As specialists in no dig-solutions, drain excavations, new drain installations and tree root removal, we cover the full spectrum of drainage problems. No matter what stage your tree root intrusion problem is at, we can find a solution.
What happens when the root is inside the pipe?
Fine root hairs can gain access to old and modern drainage pipes alike. Once they have passed into the pipe itself, the fine roots develop into tap roots and then root masses. Over time, this mass grows, reducing the pipe’s internal bore. If left unchecked, this will eventually cause a block, possibly even structural damage.
How do you perform tree root removal?
As with all our services in the Folkestone area, the way we approach your tree root problem depends on the severity of the issue.
If there isn’t any major displacement to the joints the roots have penetrated, we can cut them away relatively easily. Our team then applies a drain lining and can carry out drain descaling if needed.
In cases of serious displacement, or even large-scale fracturing to pipes, drain excavations may be the only solution. In many cases, we have to remove the damaged section and replace it with new drain installations.
Of course, there’s no singular approach to tree root removal. No two jobs in Folkestone are the same, so we tailor our approach to deliver the most effective results possible.