A root barrier is a preventive measure to keep tree roots from going in a certain direction. When you have trees located near footpaths or driveways whose roots are growing to the point that they can be obstructive, a root barrier can hold them at bay. This reduces the hazards of people tripping over them, or getting under your driveway.
Because of root barrier, trees which in the past had to be removed because of their damaging effect on foundations can now remain and exist quite happily next to buildings. This is because root barrier keeps the roots out and the moisture in.
A correctly installed root barrier can promote healthy tree root development that grows downward. This will then prevent damage to house slabs, driveways and other high-cost infrastructures.
River City Trees’ 20 years of expertise in handling and caring for trees will help us assess your current needs and allow us to recommend the best course of action. Contact us now through our form below or call us directly on