Tree Roots Grew Through My Clay Pipes, What Do I Do?
You have a few options: 1) You can have your main line cabled to help keep your pipes flowing. This is a very short term solution. 2) You can have your sewer line jetted. This is a process where high pressure water is used to remove all the tree roots in the line. The is a mid-term solution because eventually the tree roots will grow back. 3) The best solutions are to replace the clay piping by digging up the old pipe and installing new pipe or having the main sewer relined. This is a process where one seamless pipe is installed inside the existing sewer line without any digging. If you have extensive landscaping, porches or decks over the sewer line then this is the preferred solution.