Posted: 06/02/2017 at 22:10
If those leaves belong to it, it could be a sambucus nigra (elderberry) which are notorious for growing in places like that. However, there is little evidence of elder causing damage to foundations. If the roots penetrate drainage pipes they can eventually block them but if there are no signs of drains being blocked then a regular dose of a brushwood killer such as SBK will kill it and the remaining stump will rot away after a few years - much quicker than (say) an ash tree sapling (which is another common tree which likes to seed itself into similar situations, but far more damaging.)
To be sure, crush a leaf between your thumb and fingers - if it smells highly pungent then it is almost certainly elder and not a great worry.