swamp maple roots and cracking tile and ants!
i know something has to be done and it's gonna cost a lot. i have a swamp maple tree about 12 feet from my house, in the back yard. ( my kitchen leads right out to the yard). i think the roots grew under the foundation (i'm on a slab...no basement) and my ceramic tile in the kitchen has lifted up where the back door is. now i have flying ants coming in from that lift. the tree is a real big one. what type of specialist should i call to assess the damage or to confirm that it is indeed the tree thats causing the damage? i'm thinking that the tree will have to go, foundation has to be fixed and a new kitchen floor has to be installed. i just want a professional to confirm. how do they get rid of the roots (assuming it's under the foundation?) the situation is a desparate one, hope someone has some answers. thanks _