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DeepRoot UB 24-2 Tree Root Barrier, 24-Inch by 24-Inch
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  • We only sell authentic, professional-grade root barrier panels from two trusted US based manufacturers (Deeproot & NDS). The barriers that we sell have undergone rigorous testing to ensure that they are able to provide years of dependable root protection underneath the ground. We never ship "look-alike" or "intimidation products". We ship what you order, every time.
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Note: The price below is for a full carton of 20 panels.

Price: $323.10

Product Code: UB-24-2


Deeproot 24" by 24" Tree Root Barrier Panels - Carton (20 Panels)

UB 24-2
Panel Size: 24" x 24"
Carton Size: 20 Panels
Linear Feet Per Carton: 40

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24" high x 24" wide (61 cm x 61 cm) panels for linear, surround, and root pruning applications. Each panel includes a patented, integrated zipper joining mechanism for easy assembly. The 24" (61 cm) height is ideal for protection from aggressive, invasive roots in sidewalks, curbs and gutters, driveways, and patios, as well and many other planting situations.

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Deeproot orders ship same day (M-F) if order is placed before 12:00 noon CST. Transit times displayed in the map are listed in business days, are approximate and are specific to Deeproot Root Barrier only. The day that the order is shipped is not counted as a transit day.

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  • Instant assembly: panels slide together with a zipper joiner system
  • Universal Guide: linear, surround, and root pruning applications
  • Sizing adjustable in 2' (61 cm) modules
  • 1/2" (1.2 cm) raised 90 degree molded root deflecting ribs
  • Ground lock tabs to prevent lifting by tree
  • Double top edge for strength, safety, appearance and root overgrowth protection
  • Ultraviolet inhibitors
  • Rounded edges for safety in handling
  • Manufactured in USA with 75% reprocessed polypropylene
  • DeepRoot products are protected under one or more of the following U.S. Patents: 5,070,642; 5,305,549 and 5,528,857

Deeproot UB-24: A Dependable and Versatile Root Barrier

Tree roots can cause havoc on home foundations, driveways, and patios. In areas around the US like the Pacific Northwest tree roots from established trees can spread underneath concrete and hardscape patios lifting and cracking the patio. If left unchecked roots can even grow under the patio in search of water and grow under and through the home foundation.

To prevent this kind of damage contractors and homeowners can implement DeepRoot UB-24 root barrier panels that are engineered to divert roots further down into the soil and away from patios, pools, hardscapes, and other structures.

Tree roots pushing up concrete slab walkway

Root pushing up sidewalk panel

A root barrier is a literal physical barrier that’s installed to keep roots from growing in a certain direction. The barrier is made from interlocking plastic pieces and when roots over time grow into the plastic rather than continue to grow in that direction, the plastic barrier sends them outwards, so they don’t get underneath, whether it’s a sidewalk, foundation of a home in this case or a patio.


1. Dig and expose the roots:

First, you will need to dig out the area around where you wish to place the barrier. Digging down 24 inches for placement of the UB-24 panels. Expose the roots to air and assess that you can reach the roots and remove them without damaging the surrounding landscape and structures.

2. Prune the roots:

Once the roots are accessible then prune them back and enable placement of the root barrier panels so that the DeepRoot panels can stand vertical in the trench. When the roots grow back in future years they will hit that barrier and spread downward rather than continuing to grow toward the foundation of the house.

PRO TIP: frequently you may have to notch the barriers in order to get it around immovable obstacles.

3. Install the root barrier panels:

Next place the interlocking panels into the trench. Each panel joins together by sliding into the zipper interlocking system of the next panel. When placing the panels in the ground ensure the ribbed side is facing the tree roots. This is key as the panel ribs help to guide the roots deeper into the ground. Backfill the trench with the same soil you’ve taken out of the trench.

4. Compact and water the backfill soil:

After the panels are in the ground and covered with soil it’s important to water the roots and ground and to compact it down tight. Watering and compacting the soil helps reduce any ruts or ground depressions over time and enables the soil to support more weight.

Root barrier panels are a great tool. They mitigate against shallow roots and help train them to dig deeper into the ground seeking moisture instead of meandering about the surface and going into unwanted areas.

Additional Applications:

1.Cityscape planter boxes

Cities use root barrier panels in cityscape applications to help reduce the incidents of roots busting out of the planter and cracking the surrounding roads and sidewalks. By encircling the tree you can again help direct the tree roots down deeper which will make for a more sturdy tree.

Deeproot UB-24 Root Barrier Installed in a Planter Box

2. Driveway and/or patio edging

A primary application for roots from wrecking driveways is to place Deeproot panels along the tree side of the driveway. A physical barrier dissuades the roots from routing under the asphalt or concrete slabs and will help mitigate future damage.

Deeproot UB-24-2 Installed Next to a Patio or Walkway

3. Near home foundation walls

Understanding root barriers. For many homes in the US, root barriers should be an essential part of foundation maintenance. Used correctly, root barriers may improve foundation performance, delay or even eliminate the need for foundation repair and when foundation repair is done, root barriers can make the repair more effective.

UB-24 Root Barrier Installed Next to a Foundation Wall to prevent tree roots from growing


Materials & Manufacturing Process

  • Copolymer Polypropylene of 0.080" (2.032 mm) thickness
  • 75% reprocessed polypropylene
  • Injection molded
  • IS0 9002 certified
  • Made in USA

Specification Properties:

Tensile stress @ yield
3800 PSI (26,200 kPa or kN/m squared)
Elongation @ yield
Flexural Modulus
155,000 PSI (1,068,687 kPa or kN/m squared)
Notched Izod Impact
Rockwell Hardness r-scale

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Root Barrier-Deep Root June 18, 2022
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Puyallup, WA United States  
These keep the moles out of my yard. The service from the company is excellent. Also, fast delivery.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Great Products July 12, 2020
Reviewer: G. from CARLSBAD, CA United States  
Strong solutions, good price and fast delivery

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Great Produt June 18, 2020
Reviewer: Anne Tisch from Tucson, AZ United States  
This is easy to install, just wish they came with digging laborer! HAHA. We think this is the answer to our root problem.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Great Product, Awesome Support & Made In USA! April 24, 2020
Reviewer: Joseph Oglesby from Orlando, FL United States  
Looked at great products on line, but I had a few questions.
I called the next day to have all my questions answered & learned more about the product!
Received 1 of 2 & had Awesome follow up Support with Jack on my 2nd delivery! Thanks Jack! You Rock!
Best of All - Made In The USA!!!

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Root barrier April 21, 2020
Reviewer: Richie from Forest Hills , NY United States  
Exactly as described, easy install once you have the trench dug. Would definitely recommend.

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