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L536348

04:02AM | 02/16/04
Member Since: 02/15/04
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Bvlawn
I am going to install a patio about 20 x 10 in our backyard. The problem is I have a few roots from existing trees in the way. How can I combat this? I don't want to cut out the roots if it will damage the existing trees. Can I build it over them? I do not want to build over them because I really don't want to have a step up, but I'll do whatever is necessary. please help!

Altereagle

04:25PM | 02/16/04
Member Since: 12/27/02
543 lifetime posts
That is a tough call, I try to move my piers for anything larger than a 3" if at all possible. You can cantelever the beams as well...
It all depends on the type of decking materials & trees. Each carry it's own circumstance.
Just remember that the root system pretty well copies the canopy, so any root system you cut off below will die above... that's what makes this so hard.
As you well know.
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