Summary

We were contacted by the Martin Property Group to provide recommendations for Japanese Knotweed treatment on one of their development sites. Construction couldn’t begin until the Japanese Knotweed was removed, so a time critical solution was required.

The Challenge

The site is located on a steep slope and on multiple levels making it a challenge to work on. The majority of the Japanese Knotweed had spread along the perimeter of the site. Some of the Japanese Knotweed was growing close to the foundations of a neighbouring building meaning excavation was not possible.

The Solution

Our answer was to use our Eraginate® treatment process, this allowed us to rapidly remove the infestation.

We scraped all of the above-ground vegetation and removed it from the site, we then screened and hand-picked the roots for disposal at a suitably licenced facility. Afterwards, we placed a root barrier membrane over the soil which will prevent any re-growth in the future. Finally, we brought in clean soils to place over the membrane and released the site back, ready for redevelopment.