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Re: Heave Risk Assessment

Subject: Re: Heave Risk Assessment
From: GILES HILL
Date: Jan 20 2021 14:00:48

Tree related heave makes theoretical sense in summer, but I doubt you'd be able to reliably separate it from the progressive heave that would theoretically occur following several mild and wet winters... or at least not reliably enough for somone to make a case for litigation.




Kind regards,

GilesHill
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To: "UK Tree Care" <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info>
Sent: Wednesday, 20 Jan, 21 At 12:41
Subject: Re: Heave Risk Assessment
Hi Jim,
The Oak is probably about 70-80 years older than the (subsidence damaged) bungalow. I was worried about recommending the Oak to be felled - before checking whether or not heave might occur after the expected recovery.
Cheers
Trevor
On Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 12:35:52 PM GMT, Jim Quaife <jq@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.co.uk> wrote:

When subs has occurred the removal of the offending tree is usually recommended by insurers as the correcting action. The mechanism that causes heave is different to subsidence - the reverse of subs is re-wetting.
I don't know the circs of your case but don't get the two confused.
Jim
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Sent: 20 January 2021 11:28
To: UK Tree Care
Subject: Heave Risk Assessment
Hi All,
Does anyone know a good firm who undertakes heave risk assessments?
A bungalow has subsided, a mature Oak (much older than the bungalow) growing a few metres away on heavy clay soil is almost certainly the main cause, but I need to check on the risk of heave before advising further.
Cheers
Trevor

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