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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.
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.
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.
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.
1. Fractured pipework
2. Misaligned joints
3. Poorly connected pipes
4. Corrosion and wear and tear