Cement Foundation Protection
How can I protect my cement foundation from water and plant roots from plants close by? How far should the plants be from the foundation or shall I use some kind of a material to put between the plnats and the cement foundation for its protection? P.S. I live in Bahrain in the Arabian Gulf where the whole house and boundary walls are built of cement and the tempreture is hot most of the year and it rarely gets below 50 dgrees F in the winter.
Submitted by nada_al_aali

Hi,

 

Thanks for writing. You shouldn't need to do anything to protect your foundation from plant roots unless you plan on growing large trees near your home. If you are growing large trees, it's helpful to site them about the same distance from your home as the tree's mature width is supposed to be.

 

---Justin, Senior Garden Editor, BHG.com

Answered by CostaFarms