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JellyRoll23

05:25AM | 08/01/01
Member Since: 07/31/01
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I live in North Carolina where we have hard rocky clay soil. I have a house with 1/2 crawl space and 1/2 concrete slab. I want to remove some large pine trees that will fall near the house. When the last 20ft section of the tree hits the ground can it;

1) crack my foundation?
2) crack my concrete slab?
3) damage underground gas lines?


rpxlpx

05:37AM | 08/01/01
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
If they don't hit within a couple feet of the house, I wouldn't worry about the slab or foundation. I doubt they could hurt underground gas lines at all.

Jay J

08:40AM | 08/01/01
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
Hi JellyRoll23,

I don't think you have anything to worry about. The 'tip', or topmost part, of the tree is the LIGHTEST. Pine Tree roots grow very close to the surface. That's why they're the 1st to go when the bad weather hits (because they aren't deep-rooted.) Also, in your situation, the branches will help 'buffer' the tree's fall. If you want, have them lop off the top-most part of the tree. I don't see why they can't do that for peace of mind.

My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator

PS: ARe they insured? You can always ask for a copy of their 'current' insurance card. It's not an imposition. (If they say it is, find someone else. You see, if they're insured, and they 'break' something, then what do they have to worry about, other than possibly higher rates? BOttom line is: they're insured ...)

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