Fig roots damaging house - Anyone ever see roots in crawl space
I have a fairly large fig tree about six feet from the house thats about 10 years old. There are about five main trunks each about 5 inches in diameter. I was concerned about the brick on the wall as it started cracking a few years ago but decided to do nothing as I wasn't sure it was due to the fig. Now I went under the house in the crawl space and it has many roots some 1.5 inches in diameter very straight looking like cables. I notice some roots 1" in diameter are even about fifty or sixty feet away from the fig. I'm pulling up the plastic sheeting that was over the roots and am considering killing the tree. Has anyone else ever seen this problem. There may be a small leak keeping it moist under the house and drawing the roots where if it were dry there would be no problem.
I appreciate any advice. And there are no other trees close to the house, just hedges which have been there thirty years. Never saw any roots under the house before when under the house.