Jet Aire carry out root cutting for domestic, industrial and commercial sites. Our expert engineers and advanced technology can diagnose problems and provide the most efficient and cost-effective drain repairs.


Tree roots can often be found in drains and if the root penetrates a drain, then it is highly likely a blockage will occur as the roots will block the drain by trapping solid matter and this can have major implications for your home or business.

How much does root cutting cost?

The cost of repairs can vary quite significantly, depending on the cause and extent of the problem. However, Jet Aire’s team of experienced engineers has carried out root cutting for countless customers over the years and we have the expertise to identify the most efficient and cost-effective solution with a no-obligation quotation. Our root cutting service offers a solution that avoids costly and disruptive excavation. In most cases, our range of services enable drain repairs without digging up pipework.

We provide root cutting for the following:

  • Offices
  • Retail estates
  • Distribution centres
  • Industrial sites
  • Residential properties
  • Hotels and restaurants
  • Leisure amenities

Root cutting – our range of services

Jet Aire can provide a variety of methods that will remove any root intrusion without damaging the pipe and eliminating expensive excavation. We are fully equipped with the latest hydraulic root cutting equipment that will quickly and effectively remove the root intrusion in the short term.

Root cutting is often carried out in conjunction with our high-pressure water jetting. Once the root has been removed, we often apply repairs to the pipe with patching or lining. A patch consists of a length of glass fibre matting, which is coated in resin. To install the patch, the matting is rolled around a “packer”, which is then pulled through the pipe and inflated, making the patch adhere to the pipe wall. Once the patch has cured, the packer is deflated and removed. Lining involved a resign-impregnated liner which is installed and cured using either an ambient, hot or ultra-violet curing method.

How does root intrusion happen?

Root intrusion is one of the most common causes of drainage problems. Small roots grow around pipes and, if there is a weakness in a pipe such as a small gap or loose joint, the root will often find it and make its way into the pipe. Once the root has entered the pipe, it will continue to grow, causing blockages within the pipe as well as widening the ingress point.

Common weaknesses that allow root intrusion:

1. Fractured pipework

2. Misaligned joints

3. Poorly connected pipes

4. Corrosion and wear and tear

Root cutting from Jet Aire

– how our service works

Jet Aire follow a thorough and systematic process for drain repairs of all sizes and complexities:

  • 1. Our experienced team of Drainage Engineers visit your site to make an initial assessment of your drainage issue.
  • 2. The initial assessment often identifies a clear issue which is immediately apparent. However, if further investigation is required, we recommend a CCTV drain survey.
  • 3. Our CCTV report supplied in digital and hard copy format. If required, we will gladly meet and go through the report with you.
  • 4. We provide fully costed recommendations for remedial works to address the problem. Our drainage expertise encompasses a comprehensive range of drain repair/remediation services.

CCTV drain surveys

When the cause of drain issue is less obvious or straightforward, a CCTV drain survey is often the most reliable way to identify the most efficient and cost-effective solution. Jet Aire have invested in the latest CCTV equipment and software for fast and accurate inspection and reporting, backed by highly trained engineers.

If you want to diagnose an issue or need urgent assistance, contact us today.