HISTORIC BUILDINGS GENERAL
THERE ARE LARGE TREES QUITE CLOSE TO AN OLD HOUSE. THESE ARE NOT PARTICULARLY BIG, BEING SELF-SEEDED ASH TREES WITH A TRUNK DIAMETER OF APPROXIMATELY 150MM, A HEIGHT OF ABOUT 8 METRES HIGH AND BEING POSITIONED ABOUT 5 METRES FROM THE REAR WALL OF THE HOUSE. THE CONCERN IS THAT THE ROOTS MAY BE HAVING AN ADVERSE EFFECT ON THE FOUNDATIONS.
It is possible, because of the size and type of the tree that they may be having an effect on the foundations, but that depends very much on the type of wall and the property that is involved. If the building has a cellar, then that may give more support to the property because th..
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