TERRAM RootGuard used to protect buildings, walls, paths,
drainage pipes, cables and lawns from potential damage caused by root
Tree roots grow very close to the surface and are the
cause of considerable damage. Structures with shallow foundations can be
undermined. Damaged pipes, or pipes with faulty joints, can become blocked by
roots. Root growth is also known to cause desiccation of soils to the extent
that soil shrinkage can result in parts of the foundation no longer being
supported. When this occurs structures may subside and crack, and in these
circumstances expensive underpinning may be the only solution.
TERRAM RootGuard is a geotextile fabric manufactured
from polypropylene and polyethylene fibres which providing excellent resistance
to root development, as numerous trials and commercial projects will
TERRAM RootGuard has high tensile strength, high
puncture resistance and is capable of withstanding the differential forces that
can develop in clay soils. It is ideal for projects where it is necessary to
have a water-permeable solution e.g. surrounding land drains and provides
excellent resistance when the higher level of protection offered by TERRAM RootGuard
Plus is not required.
TERRAM RootGuard is chemically inert to natural soil
conditions and resistant to biodegradation.