Tree Roots Clog Septic And Sewer Lines

Never Plant These Trees Near Septic Tank Ramsey MNPlanting Trees or Shrubs in an area with buried Sewer Lines or Septic System Components can result in expensive repair bills. Many varieties of Minnesota trees grow with extensive root systems that could Clog Sewer Lines or a Septic Drain Field. Its wise to do some research and choose carefully when Planting Above or Near Septic Tanks, Septic Mounds and Drainfields. Check with a local Ramsey MN area arborist for advice on what types of trees are best suited to a yard with an Onsite Septic System. Licensed Septic Repair Contractors with CSI Custom Septic, Inc. can repair damages that may have already occurred.


Damage Caused By Tree Roots

Long time Septic Repair Businesses like CSI Custom Septic, Inc. have seen our share of Damage Caused by Tree Roots. They can wreak havoc on your home’s plumbing if they are left unchecked and allowed to grow into the Sewer Pipe or Septic Tank. Septic Drainfield Failure can be an expensive result of poor planning when planting trees, shrubs and other vegetation.

  • Clogged Sewer Pipe
  • Cracked Sewer Line
  • Cracks in Septic Tank
  • Drainfield Failure
  • Septic Mound Damage
  • Sewage Puddles in the yard
  • Slow Draining Plumbing Fixtures
  • Contaminated Soil from leaks in pipes or septic tank
  • Broken Pipes caused by roots from fallen trees
  • Fruit Trees producing Contaminated Apples or other fruit


Choosing Trees For Yard With Septic System

Every variety of trees has its positives and negatives. Trees that cause harm to your home’s sewer system should be placed where they are far less likely to result in expensive damage. Many types of trees can be planted at a distance of about 30 feet from the Drainfield. Some kinds have more intrusive root systems that require a distance of about 100 feet to avoid sewer problems.


Never Plant These Trees Close to Septic System

  • Apple
  • Ash
  • Birch
  • Cottonwood
  • Cypress
  • Elm
  • Fruit Trees
  • Red Maple
  • Silver Maple
  • Sycamore
  • Pine
  • Poplars
  • Walnut
  • Willow


Licensed Septic Repair Contractors

If you notice plumbing issues or other signs of Septic System Problems, call in the pros at CSI Custom Septic, Inc. As Licensed Septic Repair Contractors, we have taken care of many different issues related to Tree Root Intrusion into sewer lines, septic tanks, septic mounds and drain fields. A Septic Inspection with a diagram of all underground septic components can help you to choose wisely when Planting Trees Near a Septic System.

CSI Custom Septic Inc. is MN Licensed, Bonded and fully Insured. Serving the Twin Cities Metro area, including Anoka, Ramsey and Elk River MN as well as Northern Minnesota.

Contact CSI Custom Septic, Inc. for a Free Estimate at (763) 218-4769