Demarest NJ – How Tree Roots Can Damage Your Sewer Main

Many Demarest homeowners have one or more large trees growing on their property, like oaks and pines. Unbeknownst to most people, the sprawling network of root systems hidden beneath the soil can actually pose a threat to your sewer main. Tree roots are surprisingly prone to growing around, and into, sewer pipes. The moisture and the presence of nutrients, like nitrogen, are attractive to tree roots, which begin to use the pipe as an anchor around which they can grow. Most of the pipes are made from PVC, from manufacturers like Diamond Plastics, Ipex, and JM Eagle. As the roots […]