How To Mitigate or Stop Tree Root Damage?

Trees, shrubs and gardens planted close to a structures often prove damaging to the structure. Tree roots cause moisture changes and can lift footings. Tree roots grow well beond he circle of their exterior leafage.

Clay particles are made up of multiple layers of flat platelets. When the soil moisture varies due to tree root interference, these platelets can collapse, which over large soil areas, results in subsidence. This subsidence can affect surrounding paths, structures and infrastructure.

Of Course, the majority of well meaning Building Consultants, Local Council administrators and indeed many landscapers and building professionals are completely unaware of CSIRO research and Australian Standards guidelines that unequivocally support the reality that Trees and buildings are a disastrous combination.

Fortunately, Sydney Engineers has extensive experience in providing professional advice in this regard. In particular, we offer professional opinions in relation to damage to buildings or infrastructure caused by Tree Roots in the context of disputes between neighbouring properties. Another area of our expertise is council’s nature strips plantations and nearby houses which suffer a wide range of damage as a result.

Our Engineers have experience as an Expert Witnesses in the Land and Environment Court in disputes brought before this jurisdiction.

Whether you need for advice relates to legal proceedings, advice on how mitigate or stop tree root damage, or you simply need advice on tree root damage generally, Sydney Engineers can provide you with a professional opinion of weight and substance

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