If you think you have Japanese knotweed present on your property or site, you’ll want to get this confirmed – and the earlier it’s identified and treated, the better. Left untreated, knotweed can damage a property and spread rapidly.
A Japanese knotweed survey will formalise its identification and allow you to understand the spread, severity and the level of risk it presents(see below risk category table). The survey will then inform a plan of treatment to begin the eradication process.
For residential locations
If you wish to sell your property or are looking to buy a property, and you suspect Japanese knotweed is present, a survey undertaken by a PCA qualified specialist and subsequent management plan is required to satisfy mortgage lenders and home buyers alike.
Likewise, if you wish to simply determine the presence of knotweed on your land or neighbouring land, a Japanese knotweed survey is the first step.
For commercial sites
When it comes to construction projects, a Japanese knotweed survey is best undertaken before any work begins to assess the land proposed for development, and ideally an invasive weed survey is carried out during the purchase process.
Whatever your reason for booking a Japanese knotweed survey on your commercial site, we can perform one in all seasons.
Whether this is herbicide treatment, physical removal, screening, installation of root barriers or any of our treatments, our experts will carry out every step of the process, in a manner accredited by the PCA (Property Care Association).
Knotweed Removal Guarantee
Once a treatment plan is put in place, you are immediately issued with your knotweed removal guarantee if the plan is paid in full. This is PCA-approved and satisfies mortgage lenders, as Japanese Knotweed Specialists can issue RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) approved surveys. Our guarantees are between five and 35 years, depending on your requirement.
This is your legal proof that the infestation is being professionally managed by a PCA contractor