I have read through some of the other threads and see similar issues and solutions, but nothing exactly like my situation. So here goes:
I have a concrete walkway made up of 4 slabs of 4'W X 7.5'L.
Two of the 4 slabs are lifted up by tree roots approximately 3 inches. It is getting dangerous for anyone to walk on the walkway as they trip over the lifted slabs. I have to do something, but don't want to be rash and do the wrong thing.
I have lifted one of the slabs using a pick as leverage to see how it would hold up if moved or lifted. I think I could use some sort of slab lifter or place the slabs on some sort of rollers and roll it away or simply lift it up with some 4X4 posts. I could then rip out the roots via various methods discussed on other threads, flatten out the surface and put the slab back in place.
Has anyone done this before?
Should I just break up the slabs and start over with a new walkway?
I am also concerned about the health of tree. One root is only 6' from the stump.