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Why Specify Root Solutions Root Barriers

 

Root barriers are used to deflect tree roots downward as they grow, protecting sidewalks, driveways, parking structures, nature walks, foundations and other applications from uplift due to tree root growth and migration.

 

Specifying Root Solutions will protect your investment from damage and prevent legal liabilities from damaged structures due to uncontrolled tree root growth.

 
 
 
 
  • FLEXIBILITY

The same panels can be used for linear or circular applications. Root Solutions root barrier panels are flexible yet durable to allow for contour to irregular or difficult locations.

 
 
 
  • EASE OF INSTALLATION

Self-locking panels, each equipped with male / female sliding lock. No glue or third fastening strip to get lost in the field. Fastening strips are made of polystyrene which is brittle and therefore literally a weak link.

 
 
 
  • COST EFFECTIVE

Your client will save money anywhere in the U.S. by ordering factory direct: 1-800 554-0914 - No minimums.

 
 
 
  • GOOD DOCUMENTATION

CAD Details and planner specifications can be downloaded directly from our website. Click here

 
 
 
  • ROOT FRIENDLY

Unique patented design RIB ANTI-COMPACTION CHANNELS create root nurturing guides which result in a better environment for roots to grow downwards and promote deeper, stronger root growth.

 
 
 
  • MADE WITH BEST MATERIAL

Polyethylene is the plastic recommended by the U.S. Forestry Department as the most suitable for root barriers.

 
 
 
  • YEARS OF SUCCESSFUL USE

Root Solutions root guides / barriers are used all over the world, in highway projects, city parks, city development projects and tree plantings from Singapore to San Francisco. Root Solutions Barriers are also used by the United States Department of the Interior.

 
 
 
  • RUGGED CONSTRUCTION

Root Solutions panels exceed American Public Works Association standards for thickness by 30%.

 
 
 
  • WARNING: NO FRILLS REQUIRED

There are no scientifically calculated standards of size, strength or design for root guides or barriers. Root guides are only a "common sense" attempt to control or divert one of nature's most opportunistic feeders, the tree root.

 

Installation of even the most complex and expensive root barrier does NOT guarantee that a root cannot eventually end up in the wrong place. However, installation of root guides will mitigate liability for designers, municipalities, contractors and property owners. By using root guides, you can establish you have taken all sensible precautions to prevent root-growth damage and possibly even prevent human endangerment.

 

 

Remember, $$$ millions of dollars are spent each year paying off insurance settlement claims for injuries causes by uplifted sidewalks!

 
 
  • NO NEED FOR EXPENSIVE COSMETIC DESIGNS

Experience and common sense have shown that an effective root guide should be constructed of non-degrading plastic - polyethylene NOT polystyrene. And should have vertical ribs to stop girdling and guide roots downwards. And lastly, should attach securely to other adjoining panels.

 

They should NOT have reinforced above ground features, which WILL certainly degrade in sunlight and can split into potentially dangerous sharp projections.

 

Root guides perform their function underground, they do not need `bells and whistles' or cosmetic adornments. They are extremely simple low-tech, high durability devices that perform a simple but very important task, directing tree root growth. THEY SHOULD NOT - COST MORE THAN THE TREE THEY ARE PLANTED WITH - PAY ONLY FOR THE FUNCTION, NOT THE EXPENSIVE PROMOTIONAL LITERATURE!

 
 
   

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