Tree roots can make their way into your sewer lines through loose joints and cracks. This actually is a common problem in old homes that have clay, cast iron, or asphalt composite piping. Tree roots in sewer pipes can mean an expensive repair. Getting rid of the blockage will cost you thousands, and this blockage will cause several plumbing issues in your home.
Thankfully, there are ways to prevent this from occurring. Here are some pre-emptive measures that you can take to prevent tree roots from inhibiting sewage flow and causing broken pipes and blockages.
Locate the Sewer Line
Get in touch with the local public works department to find out where your sewage line is located. In fact, this is something you should do before you landscape your garden, as it will give you an idea about pipes, lines, and cables under the ground.
Once you know the location of the sewer pipes, you will be able to take measures to prevent roots from creating havoc.