One core value at the centre of the Ground & Water ethos is ‘Adaptability’. When a client was faced with their ‘Day of the Triffids’, our ability to quickly adapt formed a large part of the solution.
Our client was a residential and commercial property developer in the South-East.
Our client had completed works on a development, with Topsoil being imported to site and verification of the capping being undertaken. The Topsoil was tested chemically and deemed suitable for use, but invasive weeds had started growing in plots validated at an earlier stage. The question was, where were these weeds coming from?
Our challenge was to find the answer, which meant embarking into uncharted waters. We’re geologists not botanists. Following a review of existing laboratories, we quickly realised that there are no common marketplace tests for propagules (seeds, roots or spores) of invasive weeds. An appeal on LinkedIn and conversations with colleagues at Ground & Water confirmed this.