Being in the South, we all know and love nature—even those of us in the bigger cities. And while a big, beautiful oak looks excellent in front of any Southern home, they’re not always for the best. Down below the earth, something bad may be happening. If tree roots try to hurt your foundation, it could be dark days for your home. Find out more if you need to undergo a tree removal to save yourself from further foundation damage with WCK Foundation Repair.
How Do I Know If My Tree Is Affecting My Foundation?
It’s easy to tell when you have foundation damage. As we said before, foundation damage often appears in several ways. Such as:
- Sinking ground. If there’s a sudden dip or a hole that wasn’t there before, it’s time to ask questions.
- Cracking foundations. The larger the crack, the more serious the issue. Additionally, there may be hidden secrets within. Such as tree roots trying to push through. Ask us to find out more.
- Drainage issues. While this can be for a handful of reasons, it can mess with your foundation if not handled properly. Over time, tree growth can change the law of the land. It’s only best practice to check in.
- Other landscaping issues. Your foundation, the soil, and the trees can have pretty substantial changes on the ground. But just one thing going out of sorts can have effects on the other. It’s best to take charge and solve the issues you’re having before they get worse.
Unless you can see the roots themselves, you may not know if your tree is causing issues. But should you get your tree removed? What are the cons of removing a tree? Find out with WCK Foundation Repair.
Why Bother Getting My Tree Removed?
Trees also can benefit your foundation. If you suffer from heavy rainfall, tree roots can remove the excess moisture. Additionally, trees help with soil stabilization by preventing erosion.
Depending on the size of your property, it may be smart to invest in a root barrier for trees 20 to 30 feet from your home. Removing the chance of roots also stops the chance of roots from removing moisture from the zone of influence around your foundation.
In some extreme cases, removal might be the only option. Give a call to our professionals and see what’s best for your yard.
Get Your Tree Removal From Our Foundation Damage Company
Do you want to know more about the tree removal process or if you need your tree removed? Get in touch with WCK Foundation Repair. We’re here to help when your foundation has seen better days. Have a question for us? Give us a call at (225) 664-5956 or send us a message online. We’re happy to help in whatever way we can. Oh, and be sure to grab your free estimate today!