Like most other plant life, trees have a mind. As a matter of fact, their roots will grow to portions of the least resistance and that may involve the side of your house.
As an owner of a house, seeing some tips of the root structure of your trees growing towards your house can actually be alarming.
Traditional wisdom or belief should tell you that when the roots of the tree grow in the side of your house, it can lead to significant damage to your home structure.
Is this really a threat?
You do not have to necessarily get rid of a tree only because it is growing close to your home. Unless it is causing you some problems such as damage to your property or posing a high risk of causing damage to property and safety, it is best to just leave the way it is, although you are responsible of monitoring it frequently.
In some instances, trees growing near to your home can give you a lot of benefits. They give natural shade, thus, reducing the cooling costs of your home during summer months.
Roots of the trees emerging through the surface can also give protection to the foundation of your house from running it off. Not only that, they will work in order to block water, preventing it from touching the side of your house.
In addition to that, trees provide aesthetic worth to the landscape of your home as well. They considerably improve your landscape by adding new visual appeal and color.
Some research studies have found that putting additional trees to the landscape of your house enhances its market worth, it is mainly because of the advantages the trees provide.
However, in some instances, some trees can definitely cause property damage if they grow too near to your house. The expansion of the root system of the trees can penetrate through sidewalks and driveways, leading to an extensive damage that is very costly and hard to repair.
Furthermore, roots of the trees can also contribute to or cause cracks in the foundation of your home. As the roots of the trees squeeze against the foundation of your home, it increases the pressure while stressing your home’s foundation. A crack in your home’s foundation will emerge once enough pressure has been applied.
Getting Rid of Trees Too Near to Your House
If a tree is causing damage to your home or property or has the risk to causing damage to your house, then it is the right time to take immediate and appropriate action to get rid of it. Ignoring or not doing anything about it will not make the issue disappear. A very thin crack in your home’s foundation can expand quickly while posing threats to other portions of your house.
For instance, if the tree is not that big, you may be able to chop it down by yourself with the use of a chainsaw. However, tree trimming or chopping down trees is very dangerous and sometimes, can lead to some serious injuries or property damages, or even.