Although trees are generally a desirable feature of home landscaping, they can pose a threat to buildings in a number of different ways. You may want to educate yourselves about tree dangers so that can know about some potentially dangerous situations.
Tree Roots and Foundations
Contrary to popular belief, tree roots cannot normally pierce through a building's foundation. They can, however, damage a foundation in the following ways:
Structural Defects in Trees.
Trees with structural defects likely to cause failure to all or part of a tree can damage nearby buildings. The following are indications that a tree has a structural defect:
Tips for homeowners:
My name is Chris Dallaglio and I'm the owner of Total Eclipse Inspections LLC. I'm a licensed Home Inspector, Radon Measurement Professional, U.S. Dept of Energy Home Energy Score Assessor, part-time blogger.