4 Reasons To Get An Unwieldly Tree Near Your Sidewalk Removed Before Selling Your Home

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Trees are often looked at as a positive feature on a property when a home is listed for sale, but this is not always the case. A front yard tree usually adds a decent amount of curb appeal, especially when it is very healthy. However, one situation in which a tree could be seen as problematic is when it is growing to an unwieldy level. A tree that is simply unmanageable may need to be removed when you intend on selling your home.

Hanging Branches Are a Safety Hazard

If you are having a tough time keeping your tree under control, the branches could become dangerous. A combination of heavy winds and weak branches is all that you need for an injury to happen. Fortunately, you can keep this from occurring by getting a tree removed before it gets to this point.

Roots Can Cause Sidewalk Damage

Over time, a tree that is continuing to grow may end up growing right underneath the sidewalk. As a result, you could experience sidewalk damage, which is not just a concern for the city. For the most part, once the issue starts, it will not come stop until you eliminate the source, which in this case is the tree.

Damaged Sidewalks Put People at Risk

When your sidewalk is cracked, it inevitably puts people at risk, especially those who are handicapped or elderly. If you want your home to have excellent curb appeal, a cracked driveway is not acceptable. Catching a tree as soon as you notice it starting to invade in areas where it is not desired is essential. If you get lots of walkers traversing your sidewalk, you should make tree removal a major priority.

Avoid the Possibility of Paying for Repairs

When a driveway cracks, the laws regarding who is responsible for paying the repairs is not that clear. At the very least, you can expect to pay some or up to half of the total fee to handle the project. A better solution is to keep your tree from becoming dangerous or causing a problematic situation. The best way to accomplish this goal is by removing it and either growing a smaller tree or not picking a tree at all.

Having a tree grow at a healthy rate on your property may seem like a good thing every single time, but it is possible to for it to be problematic enough to the point that removal is a necessity. For more information, talk to a professional like Jerry's Tree Service.


28 April 2016

Bringing the Spa Home

When my husband and I took our "second honeymoon," we stayed at a glorious resort with an on-site spa. We booked couples' packages for massages and other treatments. When we got home, we decided our bathroom was not nearly as soothing or peaceful as it could be. Armed with inspiration from our visit to the spa, we ripped out the existing vanity, tub, toilet, and other fixtures, and replaced them with more spa-like models. A frameless shower door and a quartz-topped vanity were two of the best decisions we ever made. If you want to enjoy a day at the spa—without actually leaving your home—I hope you will use the information on this blog to make it happen for your family.