Heave ho…….tree risk and building subsidence
A question …..
A Rustlings Road resident – who has signed the petition – said she is particularly worried about heave if the trees are felled. This is the first time I had heard of it. This link explains what it is:
Although our trees do not predate our property, they are very much the same age. Does anyone know anything more about heave – or have any more references?
My response …..
It can be a serious risk. Changes in water can lead to ground movement – though most significant in clay soils. The longer they have been there, then the greater the likely problems. Assessing this is quite technical and affected by soil / geology, proximity, species and age – but it should be considered if buildings are close by.
And another useful and informative link ……..
And watch this courtesy of Sheffield Star!!