tree root damage

While you are likely most considered about maintaining your property above-ground, there is a lot of damage that can occur due to tree roots, including from your neighbor’s trees, underground. You might not notice this damage is occurring until it has progressed significantly, which can make the repairs even more costly. The following are some common costs of tree root damage. If your property suffered damage due to neighboring trees, contact a Calabasas tree root lawyer as soon as possible.


Tree roots can interfere with underground pipes and sewer lines. Roots can grow into pipes that might already be aging, and the moisture inside the pipe can cause the root to grow faster. These pipes might begin to leak or even burst, causing serious plumbing or flooding issues. In this situation, you face the cost of underground pipe replacement, which can cost $3,000 or much more.

Patios or Driveways

When tree roots are growing too close to driveways, patios, or other paved areas, they can cause shifts and large cracks to form. Homeowners facing this problem might need to install root barriers, which usually costs $1,000 or more depending on the barrier size. Patio or driveway replacement costs $5,000 or more.

Foundation Damage

Tree roots can cause the soil under a foundation to shift, which can cause your home’s foundation to crack and shift. Patching minor cracks can cost $500 to $1,000, while larger-scale repairs can easily reach between $5,000 and $10,000.

Contact a Calabasas Tree Root Attorney for Help

As you can see, repairs for tree root damage can be extensive, and it is important to know when a neighbor might be liable for these repairs. For help from a Calabasas tree root damage lawyer, call the Law Offices of Alan J. Carnegie, APC, at 877.261.4456 or contact us online.