Root Barriers

Root barrier membranes can be used as a means to prevent the spread of Japanese Knotweed onto neighbouring land.  The effectiveness of the membrane is determined by good installation, therefore, it is essential that a specialist contractor such as JBB Knotweed Solutions is involved to undertake the task.  A failure to halt Japanese Knotweed from spreading onto neighbouring property could result in legal proceedings.  Installing a root barrier membrane could be an effective means of control where complete removal is not possible or desired.

Root barriers are essentially available in two forms: Non-permeable and Permeable.  Non-permeable barriers are made of a reinforced impenetrable membrane which deflects the growth of Japanese Knotweed rhizomes.  They are most commonly used as a vertical barrier to stop the encroachment of Japanese Knotweed onto neighbouring land.  The membrane is installed from the surface down to a depth of 2-3 meters.  Our experienced teams will dig a trench near to the boundary line to be protected and position the barrier at a 45-degree angle forcing root growth downwards instead of across.

Permeable root barrier membranes are primarily used following excavations and are ideal for roads and footpaths. This woven fabric is usually installed horizontally to a minimum depth of 500mm and allows water penetration whilst preventing damage to tarmac etc from invasive weeds such as Field horsetail.

Permeable root barriers are often used for horizontal applications where water drainage is required.  They can be used to suppress Japanese Knotweed regrowth in the ground where the full depth of an infestation has not been removed.

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Root barriers installed by JBB Knotweed Solutions have a 100-year lifespan and will provide effective control provided it is not damaged or punctured.  We will record the location, dimensions and depth of installed barriers to reduce any risk of accidental damage.

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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