Sewer replacement needs to be performed in Tampa after many years of service. The sewer line shown in this picture was Orangeburg pipe which is made of tar-paper rolled together with glue to form a hardened pipe. Over time, the pipe begins to breakdown, especially when the pipe is lifted up in an area from tree roots. When a section of pipe is forced up by a tree root the pipe will form a spot that holds water and that is where the breakdown happens first. Once the pipe completely decays, it will begin to leak and attract roots to grow into the pipe. Many people think that roots won’t grow into a pipe if a tree or bushes are not in the area of the sewer line. Tampa Bay Plumbers has seen roots grow into pipes from the other side of the yard, sometimes more than 50 feet away. We find roots in pipes under houses far from grass, shrubs, or trees. The common denominator in every one of these cases is that the pipe is leaking, which attracts the roots in the first place.
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