Keep trees and bushes 1½ to 2 feet away from foundation.
- ♦ Reduces splash back.
- ♦ Allows for air space to avoid biological growth.
- ♦ Keep roots from undermining foundation.
Do not allow ivy to grow along or up foundation, house, or chimney.
- ♦ Brings and holds moisture.
- ♦ Attacks and invades materials.
- ◊ Creates micro cracks, particularly in mortar.
- ♦ Harbors pests and wildlife.
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