For reasons unknown, the pipework had been tinkered with over the years, resulting in a mishmash of PVC and earthenware pipe beneath the ground.
In two separate instances, earthenware pipe had been compromised with cracks and breaks allowing tree roots to enter the system. Whilst these sections had been recently cleaned with the roots removed, it would only be a matter of time before the roots returned to cause further blockages and damage to the pipework.
In addition, multiple junctions showed early signs of tree root penetration, and in some instances dislodged fittings in sections of PVC pipe were allowing water to escape, removing sediment from the surrounding area and increasing the risk of ground movement.
A simple and effective solution would have been to reline the entire line. However, conscious of cost, we devised an alternate solution that addressed each of the faults individually, totaling 20m of relined pipe and 4 junction / satellite liners, whilst fully reinstating the integrity of the plumbing system.