Why did they plant this big tree so close to my house?
Unfortunately, many residential trees overgrow their space because the saplings of ginormous trees were planted in a small area. We see this throughout residential and commercial areas in these common signs:
- Cracked sidewalks
- Bulging/cracked sidewalks
- Foundation issues around the house
- Bursting pipes
- Exposed tree roots
- And more!
In many neighborhoods, builders ordered thousands of big Oak and Maple trees, planting them in front of every house they build because they are aesthetically pleasing. Twenty or so years later the tree is matured, and the house is slowly developing foundation issues.
Where do we see this?
This problem is seen throughout Northern Virginia, in:
- Running paths
- Outdoor shopping centers
- And more!
- tripping hazards
- costly renovations
- foundation issues
- unpleasing surface roots
- overground surface roots
These are just a few of the many hazards commonly seen in the Northern Virginia area because of large trees being planted near houses.
What to do?
Further, if the tree is causing the cracking or foundation issues in your home, we will not only give you a free estimate on the removal but we will also give you our recommendations for smaller trees that you can replant afterward.
Call us today for a free estimate or evaluation! If you have a tree that was planted too close to the house, have us check it out.