Roots are an essential part of a tree and should be protected whenever possible. The root system feeds a tree water, oxygen, and the nutrients necessary for survival and growth. The farther the roots can spread out, the more stable a tree can grow and get fed.
Depending on several factors, tree roots can create problems for your property, home, etc. Here are some of the most problematic and potentially expensive issues tree roots can create.
Tree roots can easily penetrate and damage water and sewer lines or any pipes. They can go through the opening of a pipe or break into a pipe. If there is a leak in a sewer system or pipe, roots will find the easiest entrance. Once roots are involved with a pipe system, it can be difficult and expensive to find a solution or put in new piping.
Roots can cause major damage to your home or business’ concrete foundations. Roots can find their way through existing cracks and enlarge them. Being proactive and maintaining your foundation will keep root problems at bay.
As a tree grows and the root system expands, it can lift nearby concrete sidewalk slabs, crack paved areas, and overturn pavers or flagstone surfaces. Usually, this happens because the tree was planted where it shouldn’t have been.
Exposed roots are considered surface roots which can become a foot hazard or cause difficulty in mowing.
Exposed roots usually happen from soil erosion or from frost heaving, where the soil repeatedly freezes and thaws, contracting and expanding with each freeze/thaw cycle and pushing roots toward the surface.
If you have the opportunity, do preventive landscaping with a quality tree service company. Here are some tips for tree root damage prevention:
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