FLORIDA – Family battles homeowners’ association over tree roots

CLICKORLANDO.COM:  Family battles homeowners’ association over tree roots
By Louis Bolden
September 23, 2015

A local family says they have been battling their homeowners’ association over tree roots that are damaging their home.

“I’m so stressed about this situation,” Caryn Taylor told News 6.

Taylor said she’s stressed about the damage to her home. The damage to the wall in her 6-year-old daughter’s bedroom started with a small splinter, then grew into a large crack, which now spans the length of the wall and goes to the ceiling.

On the other side of the wall is a large tree. The roots can be seen above ground and appear to be growing right into the foundation.

“I’m afraid the roof is going to cave in. I mean, it’s literally pushing on this wall,” Taylor said.

In addition to the damage in the bedroom, which includes cracked marble on the windowsill, the tree roots have also affected the plumbing, she said.

One day when the toilet wouldn’t flush, her neighbor used a plumbing snake and ended up pulling a giant tree root out from the toilet.  Read more:

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