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  1. Painting
    I am not sure if this is the right category for posting since it is an odd situation. When we bought our house we were assured water issues in the basement had been repaired. They had not. We have since done the work to create a dry basement. Before moving things back into storage we decided...
  2. Plumbing
    Hello all, I'm from Casa Grande, AZ. and I just replaced the sewer pipes in my back yard, the home was built in 1954. A neighbor said I could pour salt (water softener salt) in my trench before I cover it up, to prevent roots from ever getting into my pipes. I have a huge pine tree in my back...
  3. Plumbing
    I am a homeowner (not a plumber) so I apologize in advance if I use any wrong terminology. I have had a recurring issue for years with tree roots getting into my sewer line. The line is PVC but a thin PVC. Last night the roots clogged the pipes again. Today I hired a new plumber (seems...
  4. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    The root is in the first photo in the red circle. To the left of the circle is concrete that held a wood fence post. I'm still in the process of breaking up the concrete and may need to cut the root. Is the root part of the tree in the green rectangle? Is it okay to cut the root without...
  5. Plumbing
    We recently bought a new home. It is a two level single family home. The home is on a hill, and we have large trees in the backyard. During the first week after we moved in water backed up in the laundry room on the lower level, when a family member was taking bath in the bathroom upstairs. We...
  6. Plumbing
    Hello, I've had a sewage pit in the basement installed for about 6 years, it appears tree roots are coming down the pipe that feeds from the toilet. I'm not sure if it was installed improperly, (contractors did it) or if this is a normal unlucky circumstance. 1. Is it likely i have to dig up...
  7. Plumbing
    Hello, first time home owner with a 1928 craftsman. This past month I developed some plumbing issues, or to say, my house did. The original cast iron stack had developed some stalagmites in the expose basement portion of the main stack. I had that section replaced. I had a number of...
  8. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I have a maple tree about 2 feet from my house. The tree is not that large (about 8 feet) but worried that the roots might damage the foundation. Should I remove the tree? I was thinking of cutting it down to about 3 feet and try to keep it managable, but not sure if the roots will cause a...
  9. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hello Forum, Thanks in advance for any help. Yesterday I purchased a Thornless Hybrid Mesquite and am excited to plant it in my backyard in Tucson, AZ. It will provide some MUCH needed shade for my back patio. Two quick questions: (1) I have the perfect spot picked out which is about 16 feet...
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