Foaming Root Killer contains dichloride which kills the roots and prevents new growth. New root growths from outside the pipe joints are retarded or inhibited when they come in contact with the dichloride inside the pipe. Foaming Root Killer self foams on contact with water. The foam acts as a carrying agent, putting the active ingredient in contact with the tree roots above the flow. Easy to use. This is an economical solution to a potentially, very costly problem.