Trees and buildings

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleCanadian Building Digest; no. CBD-62
Physical description5 p.
SubjectTrees (plants); Roots (vegetation); Soil stability; Clay soils;; Basements and foundations
AbstractSerious damage can result from the encroachment of roots into the immediate environment of foundations if the local soil is one that is susceptible to swelling or, more particularly, to shrinking with change in moisture content. It is the purpose of this Digest to explain the problem, to suggest how it can be avoided, and to outline remedial methods to correct damage that trees may have caused.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada. Division of Building Research
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français : Arbres et immeubles
Peer reviewedNo
NRC numberNRC-IRC-932
NPARC number20325378
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Record identifier961ad268-b7ba-42d1-8552-f950beb08dd8
Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2017-04-27
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