Tree-Related Subsidence and Building Damage

Tree-Related Subsidence and Building Damage from Elliott Consultancy Limited

By: Elliott Consultancy Limited  02/06/2009
Keywords: tree care, arboriculture, arborist

The relationship between trees and buildings is an intricate one. Of increasing concern to tree owners, home owners, and their insurers is the possibility of damage to properties due to the direct or indirect influence of adjacent trees – most commonly through subsidence.

Tree-related subsidence can occur when tree roots remove moisture from clay-based soils, which can subsequently shrink, losing volume and causing downward movement of structures built above – leading to expensive repairs, possible underpinning, and a considerable reduction in property value and re-salability.

Elliott Consultancy Limited has considerable experience in the investigation into suspected building damage due to tree involvement. We can supply expertise at various levels of detail – from initial tree survey and potential influence reports to more intensive investigations into significant damage to supplement a series of inspections by structural engineers, geotechnicians, and root analysts.

Keywords: arboriculture, arborist, tree care, Tree Consultants, Tree Experts

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