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WHEN TO CALL DAMP PROOFING EXPERTS

Wise Property Care news

A WISE GUIDE TO DAMP PROOFING At the PCA (Property Care Association), both the association and its PCA members realise that protecting homes from damp and water is a vital part of preventing property problems. Effective drainage and guttering, watertight roofing and efficient pointing can all work together to protect properties…

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GIANT HOGWEED BURNS

Wise Knotweed Solutions news

Giant hogweed is a large invasive weed which originates from Central Asia. In the 19th century it was brought over to Britain as a decorative plant with little thought given to how it would integrate into UK ecosystems – just like the more infamous Japanese Knotweed. Unlike Japanese knotweed the main problem…

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TOP 10 JAPANESE KNOTWEED FACTS

Wise Knotweed Solutions news

We get a lot of questions about Japanese knotweed here at Wise Knotweed solutions from people who have contacted the site through our online contact form.  To provide a more information on the dreaded knotweed, we have taken a look at some of the most common topics you want to discuss…

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HOW IT WORKS: STEM INJECTION

Wise Knotweed Solutions news

Wise Knotweed Solutions have a three-part herbicide solution for Japanese knotweed, but the part we get the most questions about is the Japanese knotweed stem injection process. This process involves the delivery of a calibrated dose of herbicide directly into the plant, but how does it work and what does it do?…

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IS JAPANESE KNOTWEED EDIBLE?

Wise Knotweed Solutions news

At Wise Knotweed Solutions, we like to think we have every Japanese knotweed treatment covered. So, we thought it would be remiss of us not to mention the fact that Japanese knotweed is edible. Of course, when you consider the rate of Japanese knotweed growth, you may need one heck of an appetite…

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HOW TO KILL JAPANESE KNOTWEED

Wise Knotweed Solutions news

What is the most effective Japanese knotweed treatment? WHY KILL JAPANESE KNOTWEED? Japanese Knotweed is a fast growing invasive plant that can have disastrous consequences to the structural integrity of a property if left untreated. Knotweed can grow up at an alarming rate of 10cm per day and can exacerbate…

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WHAT CAUSES A BASEMENT TO FLOOD?

Wise Basement Systems news

WHY DO BASEMENTS FLOOD? Firstly, it is important to understand that water will always take the path of least resistance to flow from a higher point to the lowest point. This means that it will try to exploit any weak points in the walls. Traditional basement waterproofing systems such as basement tanking…

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TANKING MEMBRANE vs. CEMENTITIOUS TANKING

Wise Basement Systems news

WHAT IS TANKING MEMBRANE? Here at Wise Basement Systems, our structural waterproofing specialists are often asked the difference between a tanking membrane and cementitious tanking. While both are effective forms of waterproofing, not every property or project is suitable for either waterproofing system. WHAT IS CEMENTITIOUS TANKING? Cementitious tanking is a traditional…

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FRENCH DRAIN

Wise Basement Systems news

WHAT IS A FRENCH DRAIN? A French drain is a drainage system whereby a small trench filled with aggregate allows surface water to drain away from the walls of a property. This drainage system is built at a gradient and common in areas that are prone to flooding and are often…

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