DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Garden and Lawncare > Dealing with tree roots before putting down patio




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-25-2010, 02:39 PM  
swindmill
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 167
Liked 12 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default Dealing with tree roots before putting down patio

I'm digging up a portion of my yard in order to put in a patio. It's about 20 feet away from a very large tree. There are several spots in the area where roots are very shallow. They are probably an inch in diameter at the most. What are my options? Are they small enough and far enough from the tree to cut out?



__________________
swindmill is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-25-2010, 02:47 PM  
inspectorD
Housebroken
HRT_MODERATOR.png
 
inspectorD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Litchfield, CT
Posts: 3,936
Liked 96 Times on 82 Posts
Likes Given: 189

Default sure

I would remove what you need, and add a little salt to the ground to keep the roots down. It should be fine.
You can get bags of salt from the local hardware for water softeners.
Just like when they used to salt the roads...nothin grows.



__________________

Just My
Made in the

inspectorD is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-25-2010, 03:02 PM  
swindmill
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 167
Liked 12 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Thanks a lot. I was worried that these roots would really complicate the process.

__________________
swindmill is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-25-2010, 03:05 PM  
Cork-Guy
Cork Flooring Pros
 
Cork-Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 243
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by swindmill View Post
Thanks a lot. I was worried that these roots would really complicate the process.
They can in the future if you don't prevent them from regrowing; I've seen tree roots rip through concrete over the years; I'd imagine wood would be nothing to them.
__________________

[B][URL="http://www.corkflooringpros.com"]Cork Flooring[/URL][/B] - [B][URL="http://www.ventless-fireplace.org"]Ventless Fireplace[/URL][/B]

Cork-Guy is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
Dealing with toxins Texas Walls and Ceilings 6 01-12-2010 04:09 PM
Putting up basement ceiling warren.garfield@lovejoyto General Home Improvement Discussion 3 01-12-2010 03:51 PM
sewer line has roots backflow??? papason Plumbing Forum 6 09-20-2009 10:55 AM
putting up a surround mrfixitnot General Home Improvement Discussion 1 11-01-2007 05:33 PM
Gearing up to putting up a new wall for the LCD TV laks_s Introductions 7 03-05-2007 12:06 PM