If left unmanaged, trees, especially those close to houses, have the potential to cause damage to your property.
There are a few ways trees may cause damage, the most common of which we will discuss below.
Falling or overgrown and outreaching branches can cause physical damage to your property.
Structural Damage (Subsidence)
Root systems can cause structural damage to your property through subsidence.
Generally, subsidence is only problematic if your property is on shrinkable clay soil or shallow foundations.
Roots can enter drains, blocking them or causing unnoticeable damage.
Old drains with poor seals are more susceptible because roots are attracted to the water source.
If a drain leaks, it may cause further issues, such as forming cavities in the ground.
If you’re concerned a tree may cause damage to your property, don’t delay; contact us for a free, no-obligation quotation.