Root Barrier

Prevent Costly Root Damage When You Hire Tree Solutions of Texas

Throughout the process of building tree root barriers, all measures are taken to preserve the health and well-being of your luxurious trees. Your property will be inspected to determine if tree roots are intruding on sidewalks, curbs, retaining walls, water pipes, sewer lines, septic systems, various utilities and even your foundation. Once we have our findings, our team will build the necessary barriers to redirect tree roots away from hardscapes. We respect the value you place on everything on your property.

Root barriers are installed to separate trees from concrete foundations and other problem areas. When soil has moisture, it swells. The pressure of swelling can cause heaving or lifting of structures, everything from a concrete slab to piping. Shrinkage can cause soil to sink and these same structures can settle or become unstable. All of this up and down movement and repetitive stress worsens over time. These issues need to be rectified to avoid costly expenses for repairs.

In the Greater Houston Metro area, our weather is unpredictable. We can have a severe drought or get hit by a tropical storm or hurricane. Our soil can look desert-like with big cracks and fissures or areas can become a lake or a river within a number of hours. A major freeway like I-10 can become a river. All throughout these weather changes, our trees are working hard to survive and thrive. Their roots are branching out in search of water and nutrients. They won’t let anything get in their way but barrel through it. Many sewer lines and irrigation systems have had tree roots destroy their pipes.

All root barriers are 24 inches wide and their depth will depend on the site of your tree and the necessary application. Barriers come in 12, 18, 24, 36 and 48 inches in height. The application styles are linear, surround, root pruning and specialty.

Root Barriers are Essential in the Houston Metro area

Root barriers are installed to contain and impede the spread of roots. A barrier encircles the roots and forces them to grow downward instead of sideways to seek water and nutrients. Roots will no longer encroach on objects where they do not belong and reduce the damage they can cause.

Our barrier technique has an added value. It affects the emerging shape of the tree as it grows above ground. Trees become more columnar until their roots expand in that deeper level below the barrier.

With the advent of plastic root barriers, our ability to have a greener environment has drastically expanded. Trees are being planted close to parking lots and other structures, allowing for the planting of more trees and greenery. In a city that is overcome with so much concrete, these new applications spell a sigh of relief.

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