Hello, I’m an architect in Arizona and had my water main to my house burst due to tree roots.
I’m trying to get my home owners association (HOA) to pay for the damaged line. To do so I have to prove that the HOA’s maintained tree did the damage. I don’t want to start digging the tree up as I believe that the line was directly under it, and could damage the very large mature tree. When I repaired it I routed it around the tree. I’m wondering if someone knows of someone in forensic engineering that could take a look at my photos or make a site visit and write a letter stating that the cause had to of been the tree. Does anyone know of such an engineer in the Tucson area, or Arizona registered that could help?
I’m also open to other suggestions as well. I’m not sure if a camera could be put down a 1" water line, or if it would prove anthing if we did.
I’m open to suggestions. Thanks,