Kent Drainage attended the site of a primary school in Tonbridge to carry out a CCTV survey, identifying mass roots within the drain system. The roots were removed with the use of a high-pressure water jetting system, and the defective joints were sealed with a localised structural repair to strengthen and prevent further root damage.
A CCTV Drain Survey is an extensively detailed, in-depth inspection of all drainage and pipework using advanced CCTV surveying camera equipment and technology. The CCTV camera is inserted into the drain and/or pipework, allowing our experienced engineers to see any blockages, cracks, collapsed pipes and more, in real-time. CCTV Surveys are used to show the condition of your drains and pipes as well as support and carry out pipe maintenance, repairs, replacement, and restoration.
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Root Cutting and Root Removal
Tree root encroachment can cause extreme disruption to underground pipework and can lead to extensive cracks and blockages. Due to the fact that tree roots are attracted to water, this can be a reoccurring issue if not dealt with properly.
Removing Roots from Pipework
If you experience tree root encroachment waste no time in calling Kent Drainage today. The best way to tackle this issue is to call in a specialist to remove the tree root and replace any pipework necessary.
The first step would be to carry out a CCTV survey to identify the extent of the tree root encroachment in order to assess the next steps, as seen in the images above.
Using the latest technology and a water-propelled root cutter, we will remove the tree root from your pipework, restoring it to its previous state. During this process, Kent Drainage will monitor the pipe via a live feedback from the CCTV camera, ensuring that the pipe remains intact.
If your pipework has cracked completely, we will assess this to decide whether pipe replacement is required. With our trenchless technology, ground excavation is unnecessary. We can then carry out any remedial action such as pipe replacement, localised structure repair (LSR) or drain relining and can even point out any future potential issues.
If your pipework is damaged due to tree root encroachment, drain relining or localised structure repair (LSR) could be a cheaper and mess-free alternative to pipe replacement.
Drain relining is the process of attaching a new drain lining to the inside of an existing pipe that may be damaged or broken, giving the appearance of a new pipe. This new layer protects the pipe against cracks and other potential damage in the future. Read more on our Drain Relining services.
Localised Structure Repair is the process of relining a small portion of the pipe rather than the whole pipework. During LSR, we tend to work with pipework with a diameter of 100mm to 450mm and a length of 1 metre. Read more on our Localised Structure Repair services.
Get in touch with us for more information on the removal of tree roots from your pipework.
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