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Case Study: Tree Roots Blocking Drain

Bob has called us one Sunday afternoon concerned about an overflowing black grate at the back of his property.

He has advised us that this is the second time that this has happened this year. We recognized the urgency of the issue and the job was booked. We immediately prepared our Jet rodding machine and attended site within an hour of the initial call.

Bob has called us one Sunday afternoon concerned about an overflowing black grate at the back of his property.

He has advised us that this is the second time that this has happened this year. We recognized the urgency of the issue and the job was booked. We immediately prepared our Jet rodding machine and attended site within an hour of the initial call.

Jet rodder and cctv

Upon arriving onsite, Bob has kindly ushered us to the back of the hose where the sewer is overflowing. We have set up our jet rodding machine and cleared the blockage almost immediately. We then used our CCTV Drain Camera and Locator to identify what has caused the blockage and found that tree roots have invaded the line thru a break in the pipe at a depth of 700mm down the line. We have also noted that the affected section of the line is under a concrete slab at the back of the house.

Bob was watching the whole time and had questions about why this is happening again. We were happy to provide our expert opinion and in doing so we continued to advise him of a plan to rectify the issue. We have recommended to concrete cut approximately 1meter by 1 meter of concrete around the back of the property were inspection opening comes through concrete and dig down approximately 700mm to fix section that has tree roots in it. Bob has approved. The concrete cutter and materials were organized and we came back the following morning to finish the job. By Lunchtime, Bob was a happy camper. His sewer line has been repaired.

Bob was so happy that he has given us an excellent rating on our survey and left a message stating:

“I was very pleased with the quick response to my call and then to the professionalism of your company to the job done. I am completely satisfied with work done.”