Japanese knotweed (fallopia japonica) is known for its extensive (and troublesome) rhizome system. Knotweed roots can expand up to seven feet below ground from a visible plant. If there is knotweed growing in close proximity to your property, its possible that the knotweed has already begun to make its way beneath your house.
If you’ve found your way to this blog, it’s possible that you’re already in this situation, and you’re wondering whether or not its possible that the knotweed will grow up into your house.
Can Japanese knotweed grow in a house?
Unfortunately, yes, it is possible for knotweed to grow inside a house.
If you’ve spotted some unusual plant growth around your property but you’re not sure whether or not it’s Japanese knotweed, Taylor Total Weed Control have a handy knotweed identification guide that may be useful to you.
Does Japanese knotweed damage property?
Knotweed is known for worming its way into cracks and crevices, making buildings unstable, damaging pipes, drains, and underground cables. Japanese knotweed can grow in-between bricks, through air vents, and even inside of hollow wall cavities. If left untreated, Japanese knotweed growth can even force bricks and walls apart.
Buying or selling a house with Japanese knotweed
While a Japanese knotweed presence can cause physical damage to your home, it can also cause damage in other ways. For example, a Japanese knotweed presence can complicate the process of buying and selling a home.
If you’d like to learn more about the ins and outs of buying and selling a house with Japanese Knotweed, check out this blog.
If you think that your property may be at risk of Japanese knotweed damage, time is of the essence; in the summer months Japanese knotweed can grow over 10cm a day! Taylor Total Weed Control offer professional knotweed control and removal services. If you’d like to learn more about our services and how they can benefit you, head on over to our website.
Knotweed Removal Services
If you’re not sure if you have a knotweed presence, or if our services are the right fit for you, why not arrange your FREE knotweed survey today?
One of our knotweed experts will survey your lawn and let you know whether or not there is a knotweed presence on your property, and give you a no-obligation quote for our knotweed removal services.
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