If a big enough tree is located close to your home, sidewalk, or structure over time it can begin to wreak havoc on your foundation. Roots will often spread in search for water, while doing so this can cause severe damage to your foundation over time.
How to prevent foundation problems?
To prevent roots from causing foundation issues we recommend installing a root barrier system around the tree. This system is usually a 36-inch trench dug around the time in the shape of a half circle. Next, a plastic material is added to the trench, blocking the roots from growing into the foundation and/or structure.