Return to the Garages/Workshops Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Building detached garage over tree roots

Posted by CatzRul (My Page) on
Mon, May 16, 11 at 11:53

I want to build a detached garage over an area that has tree roots underground. I cut a large oak tree down to accommodate the garage. Now that the tree has been cut, are there any concerns for building the garage over the root system? When the roots eventually die, will there be any appreciable settling of the soil under the garage causing foundation damage? I live in an area that is primarily sand/clay. Thanks

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Building detached garage over tree roots

When the ground is excavated for the slab and footer, they will also have to remove the remnants of the tree. Roots that are deeper than they need to excavate won't be a problem.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Garages/Workshops Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here