There are two main parts of a system of a sewer – mainline and sideline. The main line carries its sewage to a treatment plant, while the lateral line goes from the home to the main line. Things such as the shells and fat can clog the lateral line, and block up the drain. In addition, the roots of a tree can also enter and break the lateral line pipe. According to many City Departments, a blockage in the lateral drain line is the most common reason for people having problems with their plumbing system.
Causes of Sewer Problems
If you have problems with your sewer, there could be a number of reasons why. There are three types of drainage issues that may be happening:
- You have a stomach tube- This means that the soil in the surrounding area has caused the drain pipe to sink and now the waste is accumulating in this section of the pipeline.
- Sewage pipes are leaking at the joints, allowing the water to flow out of these areas.
- You have a poor pipe quality and therefore, the pipelines are being degraded or corroded.
Trenchless Pipe Drain Reline
A type of pipe replacement without ditches is called “trenchless relining.” Relining pipe involves the use of an epoxy lining substance to create a mould inside a damaged pipe. Relining a pipe, involves a plumbing professional, essentially creating a new soft skin inside the old pipe. Almost like a new pipeline within the existing. Your plumbing professional can assess the best method of injecting the lining epoxy. You can use this method of pipe replacement without ditches for pipelines from sewers damaged by the roots, to fill cracks and holes, or supplementing the lack of pipeline.
Use a Root Barrier
Sometimes, the roots of nearby trees are the main reason for your pipe problems especially from your neighbor’s tree. The roots of the tree may infiltrate into the stretch of the pipeline and may choke the pipes. However, there is a way to solve the problem and save the sewer line. Use a root barrier. The plastic barrier will prevent roots from a nearby tree from entering the pipe, which damages to the sewer lines. Root barriers will also keep the root of the tree from damaging the curb or the destruction of a retaining wall. The process will require work on your part, however.
You have to dig a ditch three to four feet deep along the length of the pipe. You may also have to cut away part of the root of the tree. Unfortunately, severing any piece of the root could compromise the integrity of the tree. So consult a specialist before cutting the roots.
Relining a pipe line can solve a lot of plumbing problems. The epoxy substance can create a pipe within a pipe and prevent any future intrusions from damaging the pipe line. Be sure to consult professionals on the right solution for you.