Many of the problems that can impact the foundation of your home, and cause damage to your home as a result, are things that you can’t always see. A perfect example to consider in this situation is tree roots. Tree roots can have an impact on your foundation, but this is problem that can develop without you even being aware of it. This often means the first sign that you see is damage to your home. We offer a solution to this unseen threat though, and can install a root barrier around your foundation in order to protect it from any tree roots.
Impact of the Surrounding Environment
Many of the problems that you might experience with your foundation, especially if your home is built on a concrete slab, are caused by the surrounding environment, in particular the soil and tree roots. Soil can be washed away, which can cause your foundation to settle lower than was intended, causing a range of problems. When combined with the impact that nearby tree roots can have, your home could be faced with a serious problem. Tree roots growing to close to or in and around your foundation have the potential to cause a real problem.
Why Are Tree Roots a Problem?
So why is it that trees root can have such an impact on your foundation? It’s all got to do with the soil. When dryer weather hits, the soil around your home loses moisture, expect underneath your foundation. The problem is tree roots growing near and around your foundation can often soak up this moisture. This has the effect of causing the soil around your foundation to contract, which can cause your foundation to settle and your home to sink, among other problems.
So what’s the solution to this problem? You don’t have to go cutting down the trees growing near your home to protect your foundation. Our foundation repair team can install what’s known as a root barrier, as part of our foundation repair services. A root barrier is a type of material that tree roots cannot penetrate, that’s inserted into the ground around your foundation. This prevents any trees from growing too close to your foundation and causing issues, whilst also not negatively impacting the tree. This way, you can keep your trees and also protect your foundation from damage at the same time.
One Less Problem to Worry About
Having a root barrier installed means that there’s just one less problem that you need to worry about when it comes to your foundation. With all the threats to your foundation, many of them unseen and out of sight, along with the damage that foundation problems can cause your home, its often something that you might be worried about. Putting in place the right measures to prevent any problems is a great way to relax, knowing that you are already covered and have taken the right set of precautions to protect your foundation and your home.