NDS Root Barrier Sheet Material - SM-1820 - 18" x 20'

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18" x 20'  Tree Root Barrier Sheet Material
by NDS

Provides dependable tree root protection for sidewalks, patios and property lines. 

Roll Depth:
Roll Length: 20' 
Material Thickness: 60 mil
Material: HDPE
Shipping: UPS


Minimum Order Quantity: 4 Rolls

- Made in the USA

Manufactured from durable High-density polyethylene (HDPE), Root Barrier Sheet Material creates a water and root barrier to prevent costly damage to pavements, roads, and building foundations caused by water and roots. The 20-foot-long sheets are ideal for linear style planting applications, and can be cut to any length. They are equally suited for individual tree planting use.

Installation Instructions:

  1. Cut desired length of molded roll material and install directly alongside hardscapes for linear or surround planting. Overlap the ends to connect one raised rib. Use staples 2" apart if needed or compact with soil to secure both ends. Install by circling the root ball for surround
  2. Vertical root deflecting ribs should always be facing the root ball.
  3. Always install the root barriers 2" above the grade to prevent root penetration above the barrier.
  4. Recommended for linear or surround planting applications. Back fill with existing native soil. If necessary for drainage, use gravel or crushed rock. Avoid backfill sized less than 3/4" or greater than
    1-1/2". Finish to grade. Do not distort barrier during installation.



It is recommended that smooth "Bamboo Barrier" is not used as a tree root barrier. Smooth barrier does not feature vertical ridges which are essential in directing tree roots downward. When tree roots grow toward the surface the roots can attempt to "jump" the barrier creating a future maintenance issue. Additionally shallow roots can impair the stability of the tree.

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Ordering More than 20 Rolls? : You may qualify for discounted freight shipping. Please call (800) 351-9633 for a custom freight quote.
Written Quotes: If you would like a written quote for your project please contact us.

Volume Pricing: We offer volume pricing on orders totaling over $5,000. Please call (800) 351-9633 or email support@rhizomebarrier.com for details.



  • 5
    So far so good.

    Posted by Unknown on Oct 20th 2016

    The product appears as good as described. I have buried it to block roots from growing under our above ground pool. It will be great if it is the answer to our problem!