Our Approach

We undertake a highly professional and systematic approach to every project. Our main services are detailed below.

Advice

Japanese Knotweed Solutions is a leading authority on the problem and invests heavily in raising the awareness of Japanese Knotweed within the construction industry. Early identification will significantly reduce the cost implications and timescales involved in eradicating Knotweed from the development.

Site Inspection

To confirm the existence and extent of Japanese Knotweed on the site.

Full Survey

We will then produce a detailed CAD based survey confirming the exact location and size of the Knotweed stands.

Proposals

A detailed document is developed to qualify the methods and associated costs for works to assist in the process of control and eventual eradication of Japanese Knotweed. This will include survey results, legal status, control methods, suggested works, method statement, material safety data, technical data and site layout planning.

Eradication

We have an experienced team of licensed sprayers. Strict measures are taken to ensure that chemicals are sprayed in a controlled manner with temporary boundary fencing restricting access and caution signs placed around the site.

Site monitoring

We produce an ongoing inspection regime to monitor sites where Japanese Knotweed may be suspected or where the infestation could potentially spread onto the site from an external source.

Management Programmes

We can advise on Japanese Knotweed management plans. This may be of particular relevance if you do not own the land where Japanese Knotweed is present but you need to work in the area. (E.g., Utility Companies)

This option has minimal cost implications as we are not setting out to achieve eradication but minimise cross contamination and avoid prosecution for knowingly spreading the weed. We can ensure that all your works are undertaken within the Environment Agency guidelines and the Code of Practice is adhered to.

Management programmes will be tailored to suit your needs following a site survey but will involve some of the following operations:

• Chemical spraying before and after works to reduce the viability of the weed
• Supervision of your works
• Toolbox talks to educate site contractors
• Setting up designated clean areas with footwash and machine cleaning facilities
• Installation of barriers


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