Trees grow and so do their root system. Often roots will grow under driveways, walkways, toward house foundations, and disrupt plumbing. Usuallly there is a solution and it is to install a root barrier. If the tree is not too close to the structure it is damaging, roots can be severed and a root barrier may be installed. The patented barriers are designed to direct new growth downward, preventing uplifting of concrete and pavers.