Roots are often unseen causes of foundation failure. Mature trees, trees and plants planted too closely to a home, or species like red-tip photinia can cause significant issues. Not only can roots grown underneath the foundation, they draw water away from the foundation. Roots can also break or crack plumbing, resulting in costly plumbing repairs as well as foundation to heave.
Root barriers can’t stop all problems, but they can prevent the most common issues from damaging your plumbing and foundation. Metro-Tex Foundation will determine the best root barrier depending on your landscape design.