Trenching Through Atlanta Tree Roots
Some companies often hack through tree root systems while replacing
sewer lines and water lines, installing irrigation systems, installing
utilities, and even installing some types of fences. If you find
yourself in need of such work, make sure the company you use either
avoids the tree root systems altogether or takes precautions to
minimize damage. If a trench must go through a tree’s root system,
consult with a certified arborist before digging. A tree’s root system
typically extends out from the trunk a distance equal to approximately
three-quarters of the tree’s height.
Some plumbers have special machines allowing them to replace a sewer
line without digging a trench through the landscape. These plumbers dig
a hole at both ends of the old sewer line. Then, they run a strong
cable down the existing sewer line. At one end of the cable, they
attach a bursting head and the new sewer line that is to be pulled
through. At the other end, they attach the cable to a hydraulic winch.
The hydraulic winch pulls the bursting head and the replacement sewer
line through the old sewer line, breaking the old pipe and expanding
the cavity for the new sewer line in the process.