How to get rid of roots in my basement floor system?

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We have a wall system put in called B Dry to stop water coming in the basement when it rains. The pipes they put in around the basement have roots in them now. The pipes are too small for them to put a root snake down them


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  • Mogie Mogie on May 21, 2020

    Why don't you call whoever put the system in and tell them you have this problem? Is there anything in the contract regarding follow up work in cases of problems?

  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on May 21, 2020

    I agree with the first answer. I would go back to the manufacturer (or installer) to get some advice on how to deal with the problem.

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on May 21, 2020

    I think I would start by calling the installer and let them come out and look at the situation - here is another idea https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ld6jqzhjB6w

  • Libbie B Libbie B on May 21, 2020

    Absolutely call the installer back. You may have long term problems and they need to help with a fix.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on May 21, 2020

    Yes call the installer. They will advise you to the best correction measures to undertake.

  • Laura Beamon Holscher Laura Beamon Holscher on May 22, 2020

    Call them! We had a bad experience with B Dry

  • Beth Beth on May 22, 2020

    There may be a number to call on your B dry system, if you don't know it off the top of your head. They'll have the best advice on what to do.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on May 22, 2020

    Hello June,

    Go back to the Installers and ask them to fix the problem as obviously the pipes are not fit for purpose. Best wishes.

  • Joan Stanley Joan Stanley on May 23, 2020

    If all else fails, use a sceptic system cleaner to kill them.

  • June June on May 23, 2020

    the installers root snake got some of them but not all of them and suggested a chemical to put down. I am scared of the chemical wear rubber gloves, do not breath it in, do not get it on your clothes etc.

  • Agnes Chrzanowska Agnes Chrzanowska on Jun 30, 2021

    wow ... that is super difficult project .. I would contact proffessional

  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Jul 03, 2021

    Why didn’t the installers put the root killer chemical in there for you?

    Hire a handyman to do this for you, since you’re nervous about doing it.


    If you decide to do it, I’d go to dollar store and buy a disposable face shield (yes my Dollar Tree has them), long plastic gloves (in the cleaning section), a disposable rain poncho, a long funnel (in the automotive section) and a mask (like we’ve been wearing for CV-19).