Maple Trees
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Silver maple

Zone Pasadena Maryland | Anonymous added on July 28, 2016 | Answered

Girth of the Maple I believe is tearing up our home's foundation (we are on slab). It is approximately 25-30 ft from facade of house in center, and about 32" wide (not total girth). My husband is arguing with me about the damage it is causing, although in the spring we paid $1800 to remove another on the other side that was throwing all our doors off kilter interior and exterior front door, and pulling up our brand new kitchen floors, that incidentally all settled back down approx. 2 weeks after its removal. God send! Please help give details as to where I can prove this is a problem. It seems not enough that the roots have already torn up paver sidewalks and stone patio in the last 4 yrs and still going. It also, (the remaining Maple) is only 15 feet from our private well.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on July 29, 2016

I do think the situation as described would require expertise in either or both a building contractor and arborist.

Damage to a home, it's foundation and well from tree roots would be a serious problem and I would address it sooner then later.
Here are a couple of links with some general information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/problem-tree-roots.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/trees-with-invasive-roots.htm

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