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If there are large tree’s with big roots near your house you could end up in trouble. The roots of tree’s can cause damage to foundations, walls, pipes and everything else they can get close to.
However, you can prevent this problem by taking some action on the grounds around the house.
If a tree is established and you do not wish to get rid of it, you can build a concrete wall on the path of it’s root to stop the advance of the roots towards the house.
You need to make sure that the concrete wall is thick enough to withstand the pressure and low enough to stop any root creeping through.