Water lines

Our water drain pipes are inside the slab under our house. We have a leak in the line that comes from the washing machine. We have a big problem with tree roots and water lines. I know that a root has come up and cracked the cast iron pipe. We have a big crack in the concrete at the spot where the leak is coming from. How do you repair lines under the slab? Maggie
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Call the pros. They will remove part of the slab, make the repair and replace the slab. BTW it is more likely the pipe had a leak and the root found it than the root making the leak. The roots head for the water and leaking pipes are sources of water.
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snipped-for-privacy@bellsouth.net (Mag) wrote in message

Tree roots have a natural affinity to water. Just imagine those tree roots sensed a leaky water line. Yum... Especialy sewer lines. They just can wait to wrap around the pipe and suck every drop.
Break the concrete slab. Dig it up and repair. I wish there are other ways to do it but am afraid there is none.
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We went from twice yearly rotoroot job to twice yearly Root Kill down the toilet. Works for us.
On 15 Aug 2003 08:45:30 -0700, snipped-for-privacy@bmwe30.net (Yaofeng) wrote:

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