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Re: Clean Field Drainage Tile

I'm finding grass roots in the plastic tile.  There is one spot it goes under a waterway.  But, I don't' have this kind of problem in any of our other tiles that is also sometimes close to grass.  I'm thinking the grass roots die and get washed down to congregate in bunches and start catching silt.  The plugs are not always where the roots would grow.  There is an open standpipe on the upper end so soil could get in, but based on the setup I don't think soil washing is is a huge problem.


Where we dug it up I don't see any evidence that the tile collapsed.  It's only 5-8 years old.  It does not have a lot of fall, but an adjacent clay tile 100 years old is running fine.