Yes, the most common form of property damage from Japanese knotweed is caused by laying a hard surface such as asphalt, patio slabs, driveway block paving etc. over Japanese knotweed infested ground.

The knotweed will have no difficulty forcing its way through any weakness such as cracks or joints in the formation in its unstoppable quest for light. The general rule of thumb is that if water can go down through the cracks, then knotweed can grow up through it.