Pepper Trees

Will Pepper Tree Roots Crack My Swimming Pool

vleaver58 added on June 17, 2015 | Answered

Tree planted 5 yrs ago on lot much lower than our lot but less than 15 ft from our pool. First pool wall began to bulge, and it is now starting to crack. Is tree causing this? My husband says no, as tree is planted lower than pool

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Answered on June 18, 2015

If your referring to the California Pepper Tree, yes it most certainly could have roots invading your pool area.
It's root system goes everywhere and anywhere to search for moisture.
It has a surface roots and the roots are invasive and have caused problems with breaking pavement, invading sewers and drains.

I would have your situation looked at by professionals to determine a course of action.

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