Builders…What were you thinking?

Reblogger Ginger Harper
Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage 93383

I liked this post.  Builders need to think what is going to happen in a few years when the plants and trees mature.  It may look good when the house is just built....but problems for the owner as time passes by.

Original content by Sherry Scales 548155

 

Builders…What were you thinking?

tree too close to homeI get pretty frustrated with builders.  I just wrote a check to a guy to come remove trees and stumps around the edge of the house.  The neighbors had their drawers in a wad that there had better not be any damage to their sprinkler systems…well duh…since it was mostly my yard they were in, and I would be responsible… you don’t think I am hoping the same thing too! 

Builders…make sure your landscapers don’t plant trees so close to the house.  It is a cute little sprig now…but in 10 years or so… those trees are big, with a big root system that is making love to the foundation of your home, and upper branches are trying to damage the siding and take the roof out as they sway in the wind.  Yes, they make nice shade in the summer, but that shade would be better ten more feet away from the house.  The bug man says ants and other little crawly varmint’s like to climb trees and hop off on top of the roof.  So that is another reason to keep trees away from the house. 

Same thing goes if you are building a home…watch where you plant the new landscaping.  Don’t get things too close to the house.

Sherry Scales, REALTOR®

HomeNet Realty

12444 Research Blvd, Ste 100

Austin, TX  78759

512.925.8928 Cell

sherry@sherryscales.com

Visit my website: www.SherryScales.com or www.Luxury-Homes-in-Austin.com  to search for homes.

 

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Rafeeq Ahmed
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You are right. What are you thinking builders

Oct 07, 2012 11:50 AM #1
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Karen Anne Stone
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This is some great advice being shared here.  Most builders... all of them, in fact, never plant trees anywhere near this close to the foundation of a home they are building.  And usually, the HOA will dictate where the builder must plant the tree or trees that come with the home.

 
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