Re: Can roots damage foundation?
Roots can absolutely damage foundations and slabs, and they do it with ease.
Whether you'll have a problem will depend on the type of tree, how big it is, and how close it is to the house. Some trees are worse than others when it comes to roots, Mulberries are horrendous.
You may not need to take the tree out, but certainly some selective pruning of the roots may be in order, as long as you don't cut them too close to the tree.
Basically, a tree's root system is the same diameter as it's canopy. Large roots tend to go down and out about 2/3 of the canopy, smaller "feeders" can extend beyond. Without more information about the tree and its location, we cannot advise any more specifically.
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