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Root Barrier Solutions

Root Barrier Solutions: Guaranteed Protection Against Root Damage

Roots from trees can be some of the most powerful forces from nature and when near different types concrete and foundations they can cause damage that can be extremely costly. Tree roots are aggressively seeking out water, nutrients and oxygen. These roots can extend underground moving outward 3X the diameter of the trees canopy. When a tree grows the roots become larger and longer, applying a great amount of pressure to concrete and other hard surfaces. It is these roots that break and draw water away from foundations, driveways, sidewalks, and other hardscape surfaces and cost billions of dollars in foundation and slab replacement every year throughout America.

What is a Root Barrier?

A root barrier is a physical underground wall that protects foundations and other structures from tree root damage.

What Type of Root Barrier Do We Install?

We install root barrier that is made from a durable geotextile drainage fabric material that contains trifluralin. Trifluralin is an effective non-systemic herbicide that creates a zone around the protected area that redirects root growth, while roots outside the zone continue to grow naturally not affecting or damaging tree or plant life.

Why It Works

The way it works is simple. Roots grow when root tip cells divide and trifluralin prevents root tip cell division. This product has over 35 years of agricultural use and has proven to be one of the most effective methods for preventing tree root damage.

Benefits of Root Barrier Installation

  • Prevents costly repairs to your foundations, driveways, sidewalks, patios and other hardscape surfaces.
  • Root Barriers Preserve Trees

The beauty of trees is much appreciated and they are a necessary part of our eco-system. Allowing us to breathe deeper and provide much needed shade to our homes and recreation areas.

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Root Barrier Warranty

Fiberweb, Inc. guarantees that no roots will grow through Typar brand Biobarrier and cause damage to structures for a period of 15 years, when used as directed. If damage occurs, we will refund 100% of the purchase price for the Biobarrier in the affected area.

This Biobarrier product is designed for root control. The metered release of herbicide from the Biobarrier nodule prevents root penetration. The fabric permits water and nutrients to pass through. Exposure of Biobarrier outside of the yellow protective bag to the sun’s rays will accelerate herbicide release and degrade the fabric, shortening the effective life of the product.

Shade Tree Arbor Care is not responsible for any potential damage or harm to tree during or after installation of a root barrier.