Excavation and off-site disposal

Excavation

Land contaminated with Japanese Knotweed can prove troublesome to developers and construction firms whose projects may be hindered until the knotweed is dealt with.  Homeowners looking to build an extension or have their garden landscaped may require an immediate solution.  In some circumstances, time constraints mean that a faster approach of removing knotweed is necessary.

Excavation involves physically removing the Japanese Knotweed and contaminated soil from the site and disposing of the ‘controlled waste’ at a registered landfill.  Alternatively, the ‘controlled waste’ can be moved to a quarantined area for on-site treatment.  Typically, excavation works are completed within 1-2 weeks however this is dependent on the scale of the infestation.  It can be carried out at any time of the year and is not weather dependent.  Excavation must be carried out by knotweed specialists to ensure compliance with legislation and to minimise the risk of spreading via cross-contamination.  After successful completion we continue to monitor sites for 2 years to ensure no re-growth occurs.

JBB GroundcareOff site knotweed removalJBB Groundcare

Off-site disposal is the most expensive remedial action but sometimes a necessity when time and space on site are limited.  Our skilled operatives follow the rhizome network to avoid unnecessary excavation of clean soil helping to control the quantity of waste produced and lower disposal costs.  JBB Knotweed Solutions hold the appropriate waste carriers license for removing the controlled waste from site and follow strict procedures to ensure accidental spreading does not occur during operations.

Excavation costs can be significantly lowered if the Japanese Knotweed and contaminated soil can be treated on-site.  Alternatives to off-site disposal include:

  • Relocation with herbicide treatment
  • On-site screening
  • Cell Burial
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Testimonials

“I’d like to recommend Ian for his services on invasive weeds. As a Chartered Surveyor having an expert to turn to for advice and information is crucial. Ian spent time with me and 2 graduates on site to discuss the remediation of knotweed. His knowledge is second to none and the depth of information he provided in his area of expertise is impressive. I would 100% recommend Ian.”

Jonathan Annan MRICS

“These works have created an attractive and tidier looking space which now enhances the 4 star experience of our guests from their arrival and throughout the duration of their stay. It has benefited not only our hotel guests but also our leisure facility members who routinely comment on the improvements that were carried out on the grounds leading to the entrance.
We are grateful to JBB GroundCare Ltd for listening to our needs and delivering on a high standard of finish. The works were carried out on budget and time.”

The Westerwood Hotel & Golf Resort

“JBB GroundCare Ltd assisted us in the design and ideas for our recent garden and decking makeover, the service we received was second to none and the efficiency and cleanliness of all the team was superb. Both areas are looking fantastic and lots of our customers have commented on how great the grounds are looking. I can highly recommend JBB GroundCare Ltd.”

The Coachman Hotel

“JBB GroundCare Ltd have proved to be a reliable and trustworthy contractor. They continually deliver a high standard of service and their client relation skills are excellent with prompt responses to communication. Their initial visit to our Dumbarton site achieved great results and I know I can rely on them to deliver standards that will positively enhance our sites.”

Euro Garages Ltd

“We wanted to improve the appearance of the car park at our Falkirk showroom which was a bit of a jungle and we were unsure what best to do. JBB GroundCare Ltd reacted quickly, first with their quotation and once accepted we had everything in place within 4 weeks. Hassle free and our trust in them designing and implementing the project unsupervised proved well placed.
We now have a professional and tastefully landscaped car park with vibrant and hardy shrubs and plants. JBB GroundCare Ltd continue to provide a monthly maintenance service.”

Archers Sleepcentre

“JBB GroundCare Ltd has been servicing our premises for over several years and since their first visit the grounds have always been kept in immaculate condition. The staff are very friendly and professional at all times. I have peace of mind that whether it is summer or winter the grounds will be safe and well maintained for my staff and clients.”

William Sword Ltd

“Every project they have completed for us has been carried out to the highest standard with their attitude, commitment and willingness to go the extra mile setting them apart from their competitors and making them a pleasure to work with.  I would have no hesitation in recommending JBB GroundCare Ltd and will continue to make the most of their professional services.”

H&J Martin

“I’d like to recommend Ian for his services on invasive weeds. As a Chartered Surveyor having an expert to turn to for advice and information is crucial. Ian spent time with me and 2 graduates on site to discuss the remediation of knotweed. His knowledge is second to none and the depth of information he provided in his area of expertise is impressive. I would 100% recommend Ian.”

Jonathan Annan MRICS