Plumbing and drainage solutions provider, Wavin, is adding its new RootSeal Technology across the OsmaDrain range.
The natural additive used in RootSeal Technology prevents root ingress in below ground drainage systems, helping minimise the chance of repairs being needed on residential properties.
Root ingress can be a serious problem for drainage systems, with the joints being a likely point of entry. Blockages caused by root ingress can lead to sewage leakage, pipe breakages and costly repair work.
RootSeal mitigates this by using an independently tested natural additive which is proven to gently and safely discourage tree and shrub roots from growing near joint seals.
Steve Jeffries, Product Manager for Foul Water Systems at Wavin said: “Trees are an incredibly necessary and beneficial addition to our built environment, but unfortunately their roots can cause havoc on surrounding infrastructure if left unchecked. As this can happen a long time after the systems are set up, it’s traditionally been a difficult problem to see and address.
“With RootSeal Technology, specifiers and developers can futureproof their projects, and rest easy that ingress will be controlled in a sustainable way which supports the creation of non-disruptive ecosystems.”
The problems around root ingress may worsen over the coming years due to climate change. With drier summers, tree and shrub roots may become more aggressive, making them search further for water, increasing the likelihood of them coming into contact with drainage systems.
Wavin says the incorporation of RootSeal Technology into the OsmaDrain range has been designed to help developers build healthier, more sustainable cities.