Tree stump next to crawl space


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Old 10-28-16, 03:59 PM
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Tree stump next to crawl space

Hey guys, looking to buy a house and noticed a big tree stump about 2.5 feet diameter, about 2 feet from the crawl space. House is 20 years old so I'm not sure if the tree was there when it was built. Could a big tree growing that close to the foundation of the house have caused some problems with the footings, foundation below ground due to the growing roots? Thanks you!
 
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Old 10-28-16, 04:05 PM
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If you don't see any cracks or heaving inside or outside the crawlspace, it's probably OK. Another possible problem would be roots infiltrating any drain tile around the foundation. That would be hard to determine without snaking the drain or using a sewer camera. Not something I would worry much about, personally.
 
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Old 10-28-16, 04:24 PM
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It's going to be a direct line for termites to get into the home, yes it could have caused foundation damage.
It needs to go.
 
 

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