Root Barriers Systems

Are your tree roots growing wild? Are they growing into places they don't belong?

While it is well known that trees add value to your property, there are times when tree root growth will interfere with the structures, sidewalks or driveways on that property. Installing root barriers is a good alternative to removing the tree that enables you to retain this value.

Root barriers are installed beside the object you wish to protect from root damage. When the tree roots reach the barrier the growth is redirected and the object is protected from root damage. Root barriers help preserve the health and value of mature trees, while protecting your hardscapes from expensive damage.

Root barriers are used for a variety of hardscapes and landscapes including:

An example of uncontrolled root growth
  • Building Foundations
  • Sidewalks
  • Retaining Walls
  • Driveways
  • Curbs
  • Walkways
  • Drainage Pipes
  • Patios
  • Swimming Pools
  • Landscape Beds

Jimmy's Tree Service uses the Biobarrier® Root Control System. "Biobarrier is made of a durable, nonwoven, polypropylene geotextile fabric with permanently attached nodules containing trufluralin. Trifluaralin prevent root tip cells from dividing, which is the method by which roots grow. The nodules are engineered to slowly release the trifluralin, creating a zone where root growth is inhibited. The geotextile fabric is porous to allow air, nutrients and water through it so that soil hydrology can continue to be healthy." (Hort Enterprises, Fiberweb, Inc.)

According to Fiberweb, Inc. "Trifluralin, the time-released, built-in herbicide stops cell division and is not systemic. It will not leach into groundwater."

Free estimates are available to evaluate root problems and determine whether root barriers might be a viable solution for you. Call us today for your appointment.