Ivy removal from Houses and other structures.
When growing Ivy is neglected and ignored on a property, outbuilding or commercial premises then it can easily get out of hand and eventually cause various expensive structural problems. Lets have a look at a few of these potential downfalls if Ivy is left unattended and not maintained on a regular basis.
House and Garden Wall Damage
Ivy that grows on the walls of your house, external buildings or garden walls, now we get posed questions quite regularly about will it cause damage to the masonry structure of these walls?. As always like most situations, it depends. If your brickwork is new or in a solid state, then is should not pose any threat and cause damages, but i would advise to still maintain it's growth every year with a maintenance program. The problem we come across all the time is Ivy that grows on brickwork and rendering that is older in age, so there are always defects of some sort or another, like crumbling and cracks in the mortar, crevices in the bricks and rendering. These defects allow ivy the roots to penetrate these areas and expand considerably causing damages that we see only too often.
Other Ivy problems relating to houses and property
Ivy can indeed be a problem climbing plant, but with some careful care and due attention we can take care of it for you and cut back to a more manageable state. Our specialist tree surgeons and arborists are well able to deal with all sorts of invasive trees and plants that you may want to get rid off.
Wisteria is another popular climber plant and needs to be cut back to around two or three buds either once at mid-winter or a couple of times throughout the year.
When Ivy produces a thick and dense coverage on external house walls it can start to house pests such like mice. Also it can be easy for an intruder such as a burglar to climb the thick foliage, basically use the ivy like a ladder to enter your upstairs windows that may have been left open.
If you think that your ivy is growing out of control, then please call us now for a FREE consultation and FREE Quotation to have it trimmed back, pruned, shaped or totally removed altogether.