Trees can be a great asset to a home. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, but they also provide shade and much-needed oxygen. However, they can be the root of your foundation issues, pun intended. When trees are planted to close too close to home’s foundation, the roots can impede on your structural integrity.
Trees, especially commonly used oaks and elms, require a lot of water. When trees are planted close to your home, they begin to acquire water from the moisture responsible for stabilizing your home’s foundation. This can cause the soil surrounding your foundation to collapse, thus ruining the structural integrity of your home.
If you are noticing foundation issues near the site of the worrisome tree, it is time to contact a structural engineer to help mitigate the damage before it gets worst. Schedule an inspection HERE today!