Foundation Damage by Landscaping Trees/Shrubs in Your Area

Plants usually help more than they hurt by using the water that they accumulate. But have you ever thought about what effect trees and bushes in the yard have on the integrity of the basement? Well, this is where the role of a foundation expert comes in. Before constructing the building on a property, it is very important to get the soil tests. Even if you forgot to do so, there is still some scope of replacing the drainage line later in case of any problem caused by the landscaping trees/shrubs.

Contact My Foundation Repair Pro in case of any issues caused by landscaping trees/shrubs in your area.

How Landscaping Trees/Shrubs Affect the Foundation

How Landscaping Trees/Shrubs Affect the Foundation?

The fact is, roots don’t cause actual harm to the strength of the wall unless the tree or bush was planted within a few feet of the building. If a tree or shrub is so close that it is heaving the dirt at the base of the plant, then it could cause harm. Plantings that are 10 feet or more from a structure won’t generally create issues with walls.

It is possible that tree and shrub roots could impact gutter discharge lines from the roof that lead out into the yard. That becomes more of an issue with crushed or rotted pipes than it is with the root system. If those lines have failed, they have already been compromised to the point that they can’t displace the water from the roof and the result is often a leaky or wet foundation.

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Prevention & Repair by My Foundation Repair Pro

Prevention & Repair by My Foundation Repair Pro

Test your downspout performance if you can actually see where the water goes after it has left the structure. Home inspections by the specialists of My Foundation Repair Pro, often include dye tests to verify that the water is making it to the street or displacement area. If the water can be seen, and it’s not coming through properly, the likely culprit is a clogged or broken discharge line. Our specialists regularly replace downspout lines when we do our interior waterproofing lines to the outside.

Why Choose My Foundation Repair Pro?

My Foundation Repair Pro screens and provides professionals who specialize in foundation waterproofing, crawl space repair, crack repair, finishing, sump pumps, and other foundation issues. These are local companies who have shown a track record of helping homeowners like you, make the basements dry and safe. Whether you have a finished or unfinished basement, we can provide the appropriate professional help in your area, to solve your foundation issues. Contact us today or call us at 844-406-0505 to know further details.