– My name is Andy and I am an employee of Renovate Innovate. The eradication of ivy is scheduled for today.
When we first encounter it, it is covered in ivy. It is common ivy. We surmised, based on the property’s antiquity, that the ivy would invade the building. As we entered, we noticed that it was growing through crevices in the bricks and the entryway. Therefore, we realized it had to be removed.
I estimate that it increases one meter per year. Approximately 5 meters up, I would suppose, something. However, it has been expanding for years and years to reach that point.
Absolutely, we can do it!
We began by removing the ivy from around the CCTV cameras and the lights, as pulling the ivy could have caused it to adhere to the cables. We did not know whether or not there were cables present. Therefore, it was necessary to cut through the roots. They were really thick. They were a couple of inches thick. Reason for such, we didn’t want to cause any damage to the foundations of the property.
We’re cutting around all the lights and the windows so that when we do pull this off with the machine, it’s not tugging on any electrical cable. So we assessed for power wires or any other utilities that were there and made sure we eliminated all the ivy surrounding them.
We used a reciprocating saw. The blade reciprocates, travels backwards and forwards, and it has a lot of teeth, large teeth and whatnot. And that’s wonderful for chopping through the roots. Additionally, we employed an ax to attempt to cut the roots. We needed to attach the digger to the ivy and remove as much of it as possible. We understood it may cause harm. Therefore, the smaller tools were merely preparatory in order to clear a space.
That is so pristine! That is so spotless in the back.
The digging machine is moving extremely slowly as it pulls. It relieved the straps of their burden. Oh, the ivy was very dense. I propose removing hundreds of kg from that entire side of the house. We were aware that we would have to harvest as near to the roots as possible. Therefore, we understood we had to wrap these straps around the ivy’s base.
How can ivy colonize walls? It has quite shallow roots. It therefore roots extremely easily, like to spread, but also wants to climb. It has sticky roots, which adhere to everything. And it continues to adhere to whatever it grows to as it expands.
It is considered an invasive species. So it can damage nearby plants and trees, but is not terribly invasive on private property. Unless you have an older property, weak mortar can be attacked by termites.
According to popular belief, a house enjoys air circulation. The brick absorbs the precipitation and then gently releases it. And the ivy’s presence will prevent it from occurring. Therefore, it will prevent any moisture from the rain from escaping the building. Therefore, you are more prone to experience damp problems if you have a lot of ivy. Particularly on older properties.
The blowtorch was used to remove the remnants of the roots’ tendrils from the brick. The wire brush removes any remaining residue.
In this instance, the buyer gets bombarded with media. Obtain a larger torch if you intend to do it yourself, particularly on this project. It is a fantastic method for removing all the minuscule remnants adhered to the bricks.
I believe the end outcomes speak for themselves. It looks incredible. It astonished us all how thoroughly it was removed and how well it seemed. Indeed, we were ecstatic. We were relieved that we did not have to spend hours scraping it off with a small scraper. Yeah, yeah. It looks terrific.»Home Ivy Removal«