A highly invasive and destructive non-native plant species, Japanese knotweed is extremely powerful; able to push through concrete, drain and tarmac. With this kind of power it’s easy to see why such a plant species could cause such a large problem for your construction site or building premises. In fact the RHS reported the cost of Japanese knotweed removal for the London Olympic site to cost a whopping £70 million.

First and foremost identifying your non-native invasive plants as Japanese knotweed early on can will help to prevent future property damage, environmental damage and ultimately money. Japanese knotweed is particularly prevalent because it can grow in any soil type; you’ll want to keep your eyes open in early spring when this plant begins to grow. If you do have Japanese knotweed on your property you’ll be well aware by May and June with the plant able to grow up to a massive 20 centimetres every day, reaching heights of 1.5 and 3 meters respectively by May and June time.

The UK government recommends that contaminated properties put up signs and posters to alert employees and members of the general public to ensure everyone is aware of the issue. With development and constructions sites it’s even more important to ensure that any Japanese knotweed is identified quickly and fenced off thus avoiding contamination to other areas of the site. Ideally no employees or vehicles should come in contact with the contaminated areas and where they do a pressure washer much be used to remove any remaining traces of soil.

Preventing the spread of Japanese knotweed is not only a necessity for your site it’s also a legal obligation. Safe Site Security Solutions maintain a highly experienced team of qualified Japanese knotweed removal experts across Birmingham including the areas of Acocks Green, Aston, Billesley, Boldmere, Bournbrook, Cannon Hill, Cotteridge, Digbeth, Edgbaston, Four Oaks, Gravelly Hill, Harborne, Hockley, Kings Norton, Longbridge, Minworth, Northfield, Perry Barr, Rednal , Sheldon, Sparkbrook, Stechford, Tile Cross, Walmely, Weoley Castle, Washwood Heath, Winson Green and Yardley.

With an insurance backed guarantee and methods tailored to your specific situation we’re confident we can help to resolve your Japanese knotweed problems. For a FREE no-obligation quote or to simply discuss the specifics of your site in more details please feel free to get in touch on 0845 346 0305 or make use of the request a callback entry form found on this page.

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