JAPANESE KNOTWEED REMOVAL
WHAT IS JAPANESE KNOTWEED ERADICATION?
Japanese Knotweed is a tall growing plant from the dock family. The plant has bamboo-like stems and in full growth has small white flowers.
Japanese Knotweed grows at a rapid rate and before you know it, it will have taken over your entire garden.
Japanese Knotweed can grow through hard standing material such as concrete and tarmac with its roots going as deep as 3m deep. It can grow without any interruption and prevent other plants from getting light.
While the plant is aggressive, it cannot shatter through concrete on its own. It needs to find a fracture on the surface which provides access to water and light to aid its growth. It builds pressure on the objects where it grows hence compromising the rigidity of the structure.
Its presence can also be felt in poorly laid blocks, driveways, patios, underground sewage pipes, veins, cavity wall spaces, drains, air bricks, vents and fences among others. Its presence can potentially result in issues such as subsidence, cracks and burst water pipes.
Our Japanese Knotweed Removal services are PCA accredited. With almost a decade of experience helping both land and homeowners across the country, we are able to guarantee that we can control and eradicate your Japanese Knotweed infestation.
CAN’T I DIY REMOVE JAPANESE KNOTWEED?
If a property has Japanese Knotweed, when selling the property it must be declared to potential buyers. Not declaring it could result in a misrepresentation claim in the courts if Japanese Knotweed is discovered following the completion of the sale.
The declaration is provided to mortgage lenders, thus a management plan for the Japanese Knotweed is required to be implemented by a Japanese Knotweed specialist so treating the Japanese Knotweed yourself really isn’t an option.
Choosing Japanese Knotweed specialists to do the work for you is also more effective as they have the best extraction techniques, reduce the risk of spread and also have access to powerful glyphosate chemicals to help control Japanese knotweed completely.
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU SUSPECT YOU HAVE JAPANESE KNOTWEED
Seek professional advice! Contact Knotweed Services – a PCA accredited specialist company! Simply fill in the form on this page to start the process.
If you are in the process of buying/selling your property and Japanese knotweed is found, seek professional advice. The report outlining whether there is Japanese knotweed present will be required by the mortgage lenders- even if the suspected plant is not Japanese Knotweed.
Unfortunately banks will refuse mortgages and loans against a property with Japanese Knotweed, preventing property sales. Unless a PCA approved company has been instructed to conduct a management-plan. That’s where our Japanese Knotweed Removal services are required.
Knotweed Services (UK) Ltd are here to offer endless advice and guidance! If you think you may have Japanese Knotweed, simply upload your pictures of suspected Japanese Knotweed to us and we will confirm if it is Japanese Knotweed.
Our free identification service is quick, easy and completely free. Use any of the of the options: Text, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Video to send us your images and we will confirm as soon as possible.
HOW LONG DOES JAPANESE KNOTWEED REMOVAL TAKE?
Japanese Knotweed Eradication can take a varying amount of time and will depend on several factors including, the site, how dense the plant is, the environmental impacts of the removal method and of course the method of control adopted.
Japanese Knotweed specialists will first conduct a site visit before advising on the best method to use, how much it will cost, how effective treatment is likely to be and how much time it will take. A plan for each individual property is created taking all variables into consideration.
Japanese Knotweed Excavation can take a few weeks on average depending on the spread. The chemical treatment will take about 2 to 3 years before you can see the results. The chemical way may seem lengthy, but this is a cheaper option to excavation.