We're managing an apartment building that has a tree growing right next to
the back wall. I assume that the roots of the tree, (it's grown to around 60
feet) have disturbed the foundation of the back wall. Besides cutting down
the tree, any information on what needs to be done to remove the roots and
to repair the foundation?
Logically, you will have pros remove the tree. They should then use a
stump grinder to whittle off anything within a couple of inches of the
ground level. After that, pile some dirt on the remains and let it
compost for a few years. Tree roots tend to lift up more than sideways
so you could be OK on structural problems, but having an expert check
it out is a good idea.
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