As we have discussed in a number of our blog posts when a blockage or overflow occurs at the end of a pipe or sewer line, the damaged pipes underground are often the culprit. All too often we speak with customers who have had their plumber unblock the drain again and again, but the problems persist. Unfortunately, a pipe (drain or sewer) that has been damaged is only going to get worse unless the root of the problem is addressed. Unironically, roots are precisely the problem.
Cracks and defects in the pipes occur over a long period of time, but once tree roots get inside, there is no stopping them. Not only do they grow into the pipes, cracking, and blocking them as they go, but the wastewater leaking from the pipes can physically move the ground and nearby foundations of structures, often leading to major excavation and construction works.
Relining is a long-term solution that literally addresses the root of the problem. Removing the infiltrators and creating a new, impenetrable structure that prevents further damage from occurring.