Upon finding out at the start of July that a large bush within his garden was Japanese knotweed, our client instructed Environet to survey the property. Meeting with the client we were able to educate and inform him about knotweed and the different approaches available to control/remove it. Our client was insistent that they didn’t want chemical applied with two small children around and the long term impact this would have on the area and their ability to use it.
This led us to provide a tailored solution whereby we’d remove all Japanese knotweed material using our Resi-Dig-OutTM method and protect the property from future encroachment from adjoining land by installing a root barrier along the boundary line. The aim being that the client would be able to replant the area and possibly create a small vegetable patch for the children, without having to wait years as would be the case if herbicide treated.
Works commenced in September, mobilising a small team of experienced site operatives with the assistance of a mechanical excavator and soil screening attachment. 5 days later, approximately 40 cu m of soil were processed and 8x tonne bags filled with knotweed material, ready to be taken off-site for disposal. Root barrier installed, area backfilled and finely raked, leaving a clean tidy new flowerbed for future planting. The works have been supported by a 10 year insurance backed guarantee, underwritten by an ‘A’ rated syndicate at Lloyd’s.