Japanese knotweed damage
Images of the damage that this invasive and destructive plant can really cause
Japanese knotweed is unlikely to cause significant structural damage to buildings indirectly by subsidence, or by collapse, as in a tree-fall. Japanese knotweed does however cause damage, both by its above ground canopy exerting pressure on adjacent walls/fences, but also by its expanding network of underground rhizomes and roots, and, for mature stands, its crown. Read more about the impact of knotweed on property in MD Nic Seal's blog.
Our short video of Japanese knotweed damage illustrates some of the damage caused by the species that we've come across over the years.