Tree Root Damage To Buildings
This book discusses the complex subject of trees in relation to buildings. It provides a comprehensive analysis of how the interaction of trees, soils and water can cause foundation movement and damage to properties. Chapters 2, 3, 4 and 19 offer an excellent general introduction to tree & root physiology, soil structure and trees and the law.
The book is divided into two volumes, and can only be purchased as a complete set. A description of each chapter is available on the Willowmead website (see link below).
- Chapter 1. Introduction
- Chapter 2. The Tree
- Chapter 3. The Root System
- Chapter 4. The Soil
- Chapter 5. Seasonal Changes in Soil Moisture Content
- Chapter 6. Persistent Moisture Deficits
- Chapter 7. Interaction Between Trees and Buildings
- Chapter 8. Influence of the Weather
- Chapter 9. Comparative Effects of Different Species, and of Individual Trees and Groups
- Chapter 10. Other Forms of Damage by Tree Roots
- Chapter 11. Strategy for Investigating Damage
- Chapter 12. Site Investigations I) The Building
- Chapter 13. Site Investigations II) The Soil
- Chapter 14. Site Investigations III) The Tree
- Chapter 15. Monitoring Building Movement
- Chapter 16. Heave and Recovery - Diagnosis and Prediction
- Chapter 17. Remedial Action After Damage
- Chapter 18. Prediction and Prevention of Damage
- Chapter 19. The Legal Framework
- Chapter 20. A Revised Role for the Professions
- Results of three projects designed to determine the patterns of soil drying.
- Includes description and use of the Neutron Probe.
Tree Root Damage To Buildings by P.G. Biddle. Volume 1: Causes, Diagnosis and Remedy. A4 size, 376 pages. Colour photographs, diagrams etc. Volume 2: Patterns of Soil Drying in Proximity to Trees on Clay Soils. A4 size, 300 pages. Colour photographs, diagrams etc. Two Volume set. ISBN 0-9533086 0 X. Published in 1998 and only available from Willowmead Publishing Ltd, Icketon Road, Wantage, OX12 9JA.