Lexington KY Dig Barriers
Animal burrows are unsightly and unsettling to a structure’s foundation
Groundhogs, chipmunks, and skunks are three Lexington KY resident species that may burrow under and around our homes, decks, patios, sheds, barns, concrete steps and walkways, driveways, and three and four season rooms. Other species including snakes, rodents, opossums, raccoons, foxes, etc may also later use burrows vacated by their original excavator.
Chipmunks dig smaller burrows, about 1.5″-2″ diameter, and aren’t normally an issue for larger structures. However, concrete walks may be undermined by their burrows and become prone to cracking and/or settling.
Tolerating the presence of these animals is of course at the property owner’s discretion, for example groundhogs burrowing under an old barn in the back 40 may be okay, but a skunk living under your front steps has got to go! However, what’s often the greater concern is how animal burrows can unsettle the overlying structure by removing the underlying subgrade and earth, and may allow water intrusion in ways damaging to structures.
Groundhog burrow may be significantly more damaging as openings may be 6″-12″ in diameter and tunnels can extend for 60+ feet!
Subgrade and earth removed from under a patio by a burrowing groundhog.
There is a solution! In concert with removing the problem animal(s) a dig barrier may be installed providing long-term resolution of the issue. Available in multiple styles for a variety of applications, all accomplish creating a subterranean metal fence excluding animal access to the underside of the protected structure.
Here is an example of a dig barrier installation around a Lexington resident’s deck and screen room providing a permanent solution to an ongoing animal intrusion issue:
Enjoy this video shared to our Facebook page of a groundhog being stopped in its tracks by one of our dig barrier installations.
The slideshow below shows additional examples of dig barriers we have installed.
At this Lexington KY home groundhogs burrowed under the foundation wall and accessed the crawl space. The dig barrier install is in progress in this picture showing the welded wire affixed to the wall and laid into a dug trench.
The dig barrier install is completed and buried back under the earth.
Another example of a buried welded wire type dig barrier install in progress.
Dig Defence® is a drive-in style dig barrier shown here with installation tools.
Here a Dig Defence® install is in progress. In the background are installed pieces and in the foreground the next piece to be driven in.
A complete Dig Defence® install on this Central KY four season room.
A complete Dig Defence® install on this Lexington KY shed.
Dig Defence® was installed to exclude groundhogs from under this Georgetown KY shed.
Dig Defence® prevents repeat occurrence of skunk intrusion under this Lexington four season room.
Trifecta Wildlife Services provides personal service and safe long-term solutions for Lexington burrowing animal exclusion with dig barriers, call us today if a groundhogs or other burrowers are creating a nuisance or damaging your property!
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