Fast-Growing Trees can Cause House Damage

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Journal titleBuilding Research Note
Subjecttrees (plants); differential settlement; clay soils; foundations; damages; crackings (breaking); shrinkage; Basements and foundations
AbstractThe problem of house damage caused by trees extracting moisture from shrinkable clays beneath foundations is reviewed. The effects of the structure of the clays, of the dryness of the growing season, and of the species of tree growing in the vicinity of the house on the intensity of damage are briefly reviewed.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en francais: Les Arbres a croissance rapide peuvent endommager les maisons.
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NRC number1668
NPARC number20377645
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Record created2012-07-24
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