Do Trees Affect Your Home's Foundation?

Trees growing too close to a foundation can dramatically affect the moisture content of the supporting soils within the zone of influence beneath the structure.

Root Barriers

When properly installed, root barriers can delay or even eliminate the need for foundation repairs.

If foundation work has already been completed, root barriers will assist the remedial piers in performing to their full potential long-term.

Trees growing too close to a foundation can dramatically affect the moisture content of the supporting soils within the zone of influence beneath the structure. Root systems extract large quantities of water from underlying soils and result in large volumetric changes in the soils (shrinkage and swelling). As trees absorb water from the soil, the foundation of the home will settle in unsupported areas. Tree or shrub influence may be remediated by manipulating watering patterns, removal of the tree(s) or installing root barrier(s).

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Yes! Proper pressure regulation results in significant water savings by reducing flow, reducing misting, and improving the distribution uniformity. This is even more important and the savings are even greater when your current system is broken and/or not working properly. After a repair you will see significant benefit all around.

With our Smart Watering that is never a question you will need to think about. Turning off your watering system after rain isn’t something you should have to worry about. Prevent overwatering and water waste by installing a system that connects to your local weather.

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We asses areas of your property that stay wet over long periods, adversely affecting appearance and usability. We implement creative solutions such as grading with low-profile inlets, grass swale, retaining walls, french and channel drains, and more!

We create a custom plan to maintain the integrity of every home’s foundation. To help minimize foundation movement we can do several things like implementing a foundation
watering system, water trees and shrubs during extended dry periods, ensure proper soil grading around your home, install guttering systems to control soil erosion and reduce the concentration of water near the foundation.

Our mission at LEE is to provide the highest level of expertise in the utilization of one of our most protected resources, water. We do this by cost-effectively manipulating how we use the water we need, and by getting rid of the bad drainage water that wreaks havoc on the foundation of our homes.

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Lee Sprinkler, Drainage, and Foundation Preservation Company fixed my drainage problem on the side of my house. They were very professional, backed up their work, and were there on the day they committed. They did an excellent job, and my drainage issue is now resolved.

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Arlington, TX

“It’s always a problem to know who to call for repairs around our house. But we are so pleased we called Lee Engineering. The two gentlemen you sent to repair our system did an outstanding job for us in a pleasant and professional manner,”

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North TX

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Grapevine, TX