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    Default Driveway "bump"

    We've lived hear for 30 years. All of a sudden, this "bump" appears in the driveway. There is a Sycamore tree about 18 to 20 feet away. Do you think a root is trying to come to the surface? It wouldn't have anything to do with our Cespool pipe would it? Nothing else is under there. Suggestions?
    Thanks, Fred
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    Default Re: Driveway "bump"

    It could be the tree root. It could also be frost heave if you live in a climate that gets cold.

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    Default Re: Driveway "bump"

    Thanks, the frost heave would only be after freezing temps though. We haven't had any of them yet. I guess it's the root - after 30 years me being here. The tree is 46 years old though. Good thing it's an old driveway and needs replacing anyway.

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    Default Re: Driveway "bump"

    Quote Originally Posted by lowmileage View Post
    Thanks, the frost heave would only be after freezing temps though. We haven't had any of them yet. I guess it's the root - after 30 years me being here. The tree is 46 years old though. Good thing it's an old driveway and needs replacing anyway.
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    Default Re: Driveway "bump"

    I have heard about this happening a lot in NY. I lived in Brooklyn for a while and we had issues with our driveway and plumbing - the roots were always making problems. Unfortunately for you, it could happen again, even after you get the new driveway. Good luck.
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