Are you a property owner who fears that tree roots may interfere with your structure’s foundation, sewer line, sidewalks, etc.? Then, call the experts of Clearview Tree and Land to setup a tree evaluation.
Root intrusion is something that can occur overtime and when discovered, may have caused a substantial amount of property damages. Tree root systems expand over the years, searching for a water source. Many times, the water source are the sewer lines located under and around a property. The tree roots will intercept any crack/crevasse located within a pipeline. Once the roots begin growing within the pipeline, the root will begin to expand, eventually causing the pipe to burst. Root intrusion also affects sidewalks by growing too large and too close to the soil surface. The roots uplift concrete slabs causing them to crack and creating a hazardous pathway for pedestrians.
To prevent root intrusion, hire the tree professionals of Clearview Tree and Land to perform a tree evaluation/ root evaluation. Our staff will be able to assess the species of tree and assess if its roots may have interfered with structures on your property. The following are options a property owner may want to consider when dealing with root intrusion:
- Tree removal: If the tree is large and old in age, one can bet that so are its roots. If the tree is located close to the home and has begun to show signs of interference with the foundation and/or sewer lines, removal may be the best option.
- Root shaving: If a tree has begun to uplift concrete slabs, the roots can be shaved down (only if approved by an arborist), and a new slab installed.
- Plant trees that are slow growing: Slow growing trees will allow a property owner to avoid headaches for 8-10 years because that is how long you may wait to replace them (Ex. Amur maple, Japanese maple, Dogwood, Redbud, Fringe tree)
To setup a free tree/root evaluation, tree removal, root shaving, and or tree planting, please call Clearview Tree and Land at (888) 808-4777. Our company provides tree services in Queens, Brooklyn, Nassau County, and more in NYC/ Long Island.