Tree Root Barrier Options
A tree root barrier is used to redirect roots away from pavements and structures. Whether landscaping or paving/concreting an area of your grounds, known as hardscaping, it’s a huge investment, takes a great deal of work and can be quite expensive.
If, instead, you installed a one-time tree root barrier system, you will have years of security from roots, minimal work and is a very affordable remedy. Tree root barriers are most effective when they are installed at the right time and in the right place.
If roots and weeds are allowed to grow, you can experience a great deal of damage to landscapes and hardscapes from uncontrollable growth. This in turn well end out costing even more time and money to correct. You should be spending your time on other projects instead of repairing damaged landscapes and hardscapes, digging out and cutting back roots.
Incorrectly installed root barriers can prevent your tree from developing a healthy root system or provide insufficient protection against aggressive roots.
A root barrier will significantly decrease the potential of roots developing and penetrating buildings, walls and hardscape foundations. The utilization of these barriers for both residential and commercial areas are already protecting many communities from expensive repairs due to buckled sidewalks, cracked foundations and destroyed driveways.
Types of Barriers
Root barriers come in a variety of materials and styles with distinct advantages and drawbacks. The most inexpensive and effective barrier is a pre-manufactured product. It is the most inexpensive choice for preventing moisture stabilization and overgrowth of roots.
Solid barriers are panels made of corrosion-resistant metal, fiberglass or plastic that create an impenetrable wall that roots can not get through. These barriers are highly effective but can prevent water in the soil from draining properly and roots can grow around them if they are not large enough. Permeable barriers use a mesh screen that is designed to allow water and small roots to pass through. The barrier wall will also prevent excessive dampness and moisture from the surrounding soil. Another type of barrier is a fabric like material with a built-in herbicide.
This type of barrier is effective at preventing damage to structures from large roots. The most effective type of root barrier uses a solid or permeable barrier combined with a long-lasting chemical designed to inhibit the growth of roots.
With the proper installation of a barrier, you will have your landscaping and hardscaping in excellent condition for many years to come. You will not experience buckling and destruction of statue bases, driveways and walkways. At the same time, your wonderful mature or new trees will continue to grow and thrive.
We offer a full line of tried and proven excellent barriers for your particular needs. Contact us for assistance in choosing what will work best for your and your projects.