Tree is damaging spouting, cladding, foundations

Tree too close to building – damaging spouting, cladding, foundations

Causes

Growth

Wrong tree selected for location

Tree roots cracking foundation walls

Common

Cause

Growth

Repair

  • where damage is not serious and is only to spouting or cladding, trimming the growth back so it is clear of the building is a short-term solution. Professional arborists can do this if required

  • where a long-term solution is required, remove the tree and all its roots as far as possible and replace with plants better suited to the location

Cause

Wrong tree selected for location

Repair

  • where damage is not serious and is only to spouting or cladding, trimming the growth back so it is clear of the building is a short-term solution. Professional arborists can do this if required

  • where a long-term solution is required, remove the tree and all its roots as far as possible and replace with plants better suited to the location

Cause

Tree roots cracking foundation walls

Repair

  • consult a chartered professional (structural) engineer to determine how serious the damage is, how the tree should be removed, and what repairs may be required to the foundations 
  • remove the tree and all its roots as far as possible – this may require input from a professional arborist
  • arrange for the recommended repairs to be carried out.