Root Control

Once a root blockage has been cleared and inspected with a camera there are generally three options:

  1. Wait till the blockage recurs, this could happen at anytime, normally during high usage such as weekends or after hours and endure the inconvenience, mess and expenses once again.
  2. Excavate the problem area and replace the faulty section of drain. Generally a costly and disruptive exercise, that sometimes can put stress on the old existing pipes causing the exact same issue in another area a few years later.
  3. This is the most economical and effective option Utilizing a special machine, the problem area plus drain are pumped with a herbicidal root control foam within an hour of cleaning or six to eight weeks later when the roots start to grow again.

The foam starts destroying the roots immediately. The roots in the pipe, in the pipe wall and the roots just outside the pipe die, rot and drop off. This allows ground pressure to assist closing the cracks and gaps in the pipe caused by root growth.

Non-systemic herbicide used, meaning it will only effect root material it comes into contact with and only travel a short distance up the root. HARMLESS TO TREES AND PLANTS ABOVE.

Controlled annual applications guarantees no further root blockages on drains treated.

Clients details, drain layouts and records of applications are stored in company data base.

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