Tree roots are naturally drawn to the pipes that run underneath your yard. The pipes contain everything a tree root could possibly want – water, oxygen, and nutrients. Small amounts of moisture escapes as a vapor through the pipes which attracts the roots in the first place. Eventually they find a small hole or crack… Continue reading How to Address Tree Roots
It can be a scary thought wondering if the pipes under your house might be leaking, and for those with an older home it’s likely something that has crossed your mind before. The good news is that there are some signs you can watch for to give you a clue what might be happening outside… Continue reading How To Know If Your Pipes Are Leaking Underground
Your home is your biggest investment, and as such you want to do all that you can to protect it. It turns out that one of the biggest risks to your home is water. A recent study released by the Concrete Foundation Association found that 85% of home structural damage is caused by poor drainage. … Continue reading Exterior Drainage System
Since sewer lines are buried in the yard, the only way to tell if they are broken, is by looking for certain signs. If any of these five signs are present, it’s best to call All Star Plumbing and Restoration right away. Wet Spots in the Yard A broken line could allow water to seep… Continue reading 5 Signs of Sewer Troubles
There are many home projects that offer the rewarding experience of being able to do it yourself. Among other things, DIY home repairs can save you money, provide you with a learning experience, and reward you with a sense of gratification. Home excavation, however, is certainly not a project to take on yourself. Excavating a… Continue reading DIY Excavation?
The sewage system. It’s not a place a lot of people like to be, or even a place people like to think about being. We know that waste from our homes ends up in the sewer, they [the sewers] sometimes smell, and rats are probably making their homes in them. The major question is what… Continue reading What’s really in our sewer systems?