If you are thinking about planting a ficus tree or magnolia trees in your Dallas yard or close to an office or apartment building, you may want to reconsider. These are just two of the types of plants and trees than can lead to a serious Dallas plumbing and sewer problems known as root intrusion.
As these trees begin to mature, their roots extend deeper and further. They are always in search of water, so if you are living in the Dallas area or another area that receives very little rainfall, you may begin to see huge problems after just a few years.
Root intrusion is blamed on more than fifty percent of all sewer blockages and cracked pipes. Once the tree is several years old it becomes almost impossible to remove it, meaning that you must repair or replace your sewer system.
When the roots intrude into the sewer pipe area, they begin to seep through the joint and crack, break, or even rupture the lines. The discharge of wastewater is blocked, resulting in backup into the Dallas home or other type of building.
The direction of the roots is determined by both gravity and water. The root hairs will seek out water and find their way into drain lines and sewer pipes, entering through small cracks or openings in the pipe or in the pipe joint.
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