Tree-related Subsidence

Building subsidence is caused when underlying soil is subject to volumetric change. Trees can play a part in this process; however, the significance of their contribution should be fully assessed.

Aspect Tree Consultancy offers specialist technical expertise where trees (or other woody vegetation) have been implicated in subsidence damage to property and are regularly engaged by loss adjusters, insurers, solicitors and engineers to investigate cases. Our subsidence work covers a wide geographical area, largely between London – Exeter.

Our consultants work independently, or as part of a team of specialists, to systematically explore all avenues to identify the root of the problem. The investigation process can be complex and wide ranging and may include: desk based research; document review; interpretation of crack and level monitoring data; field data capture; soil analysis; root (starch) testing; DNA testing for identification.

The value of engaging Aspect Tree Consultancy is that we guide clients through the legal and technical issues of tree-related subsidence in a transparent and thorough manner, making sure that you make informed decisions based on valid, relevant information.