Why Install a Root Barrier?
Root barriers are required for all sorts of reasons, namely to protect property and underground cables from spreading tree roots. Trees can have extensive root masses which spread far from the tree base. Roots are extremely important for trees as they help the tree to gather nutrients and water and are also needed for stability. Unfortunately, roots can cause problems for both home owners and commercial buildings owners as they are apt to cause structural damage to concrete slabs and also movement to buildings. City councils also have issues with tree roots moving and lifting pavement slabs causing dangerous trip hazards to the general public.
Inserting a root barrier around a tree is:
- Environmentally Friendly
- Effective and preventative
- Cost effective
- Eliminates the need for a tree to be removed in order to protect property