How Do I Take Care of Damage Caused by Tree Roots?

Root Damage

Trees are a great way to add value to your property and improve the overall aesthetic of your home, but as beautiful as your trees are above the ground, there are roots growing below the surface that have the potential to cause major damage. This destruction can begin with minute cracks, but if left unattended, can completely disrupt your ability to use your driveway and cause enormous damage to your home.

If preserving the tree is important to you, it is possible to trim the roots that have caused damage without removing the tree. However, since trees are living organisms, their roots never stop growing. The tree will likely replace the roots over time and any initial repairs you had made would be susceptible to new damage. In addition to infestation and disease that can occur when tree roots are cut, keep in mind these roots are also supporting the height and weight of the tree. This means that if those roots are no longer there the tree can eventually topple over during high winds. Everything around your home could be at risk when that happens.

Ivan’s Tree Service has certified arborists and tree specialists that can provide home owners with all available options for resolving damage caused by unruly tree roots. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!