Here is the deal... Moved in last fall, have been doing some drainage correction to get me to this point. As the pictures will show, I need a new driveway/steps. My question is the oak tree growing approx 7 ft off drive and approx 15-20 off house. I know this is not "concretesite" but I am sure that someone on here has run into this problem as far as a tree bring too close to the area you are working. Have enough fall from the house to build up the front walk, am thinking of paving(lightly) around the tree. IE pavers in sand that will let water pass, move as needed. I really do not want to take the tree down, but what about my basement walls?? Any ideas?