Dealing with Japanese knotweed
Japanese knotweed is a tall, vigorous ornamental plant that escaped from cultivation in the late-nineteenth century and has become an aggressive invader in both the urban and rural environments.
Because it is a highly-invasive plant and is capable of exposing weaknesses in buildings, foundations, concrete and tarmac, mortgage lenders will not loan against properties where Japanese knotweed is present unless an insurance-backed guarantee is secured against the loan.
We can provide a survey, survey report and method statement to control and eradicate Japanese knotweed infestations. All surveys are undertaken by an experienced and qualified surveyor.
We provide a professional and comprehensive service in advising on a variety of treatment options including;
- herbicide treatments (including stem injection)
- dig and dump
- on-site burial or bunding
- soil screening
As a member of INNSA (Invasive Non-Native Specialist Association) and the PCCB (Property Code Compliance Board), we can offer a warranty; an insurance-backed guarantee that will insure the home owner for five or 10 years once Japanese knotweed treatment has been completed.