Effective solutions for social housing subsidence
Subsidence in social housing can be a significant concern, as it affects the safety and well-being of residents and can also lead to financial implications for the housing provider.
As experts in dealing with social housing subsidence, Mainmark offers solutions that get both houses and multi-occupancy social housing properties back to normal as quickly as possible.
Traditionally, resolving social housing subsidence would have required underpinning or piling, a complicated, time-consuming, and expensive process that would have required building occupants to vacate the property while work was carried out. But Mainmark’s modern methods simplify the process, treating soical housing subsidence with minimal disruption.
Our Teretek® resin injection and JOG computer-controlled grouting are alternatives to mechanical jacking, underpinning and piling. They deal with the root cause of the subsidence, providing:
- Ground improvement – Increasing the ground’s load-bearing capacity and mitigating liquefaction under social housing.
- Lifting and re-levelling – Bringing the property back to level.
- Void filling – Injecting material into voids in the soil helps to stabilise the foundation.
Our technologies are effective and quick to implement, often taking only a day or two to complete, and occupants can often remain in their homes during the work.
Resolving social housing subsidence
Addressing social housing subsidence is not only a matter of property maintenance but also a social and economic issue for property owners and inhabitants.
Social housing subsidence can have many adverse effects, including:
- Structural damage – Subsidence can lead to cracks in walls, ceilings and floors, misaligned doors and windows and uneven floors.
- Damp and mould – The damage caused by subsidence can lead to problems such as damp and mould in the walls and draughts that can make it difficult to keep the property warm in the winter, putting vulnerable occupants at risk.
- Safety hazards – The structural instability caused by social housing subsidence can pose safety risks to occupants.
- Decreased property value: Subsidence can reduce the value of social housing properties and render them unsuitable as housing for the people who need them most.
If social housing subsidence is suspected, treating the problem as soon as possible is essential. This will help to avoid any additional issues developing, ensuring the safety and habitability of the housing and the long-term value of the housing stock.
Applications of social housing subsidence treatments
Multi-occupancy residential buildings
Mainmark technology benefits
Benefits of Mainmark’s treatments for social housing subsidence
Our technologies are installed quickly and can be walked on soon after.
We use safe materials that are non-toxic and do not leach into the environment or affect the treated area.
Our solutions are surgical in nature, causing minimal disruption to occupants.
Compared to other solutions, our technologies cost significantly less and have fewer associated costs.
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Arrange a site assessment in 3 simple steps:
Submit your enquiry using our online form. Include a brief message about the type of foundation issues you are experiencing.
Our friendly customer service team will be in touch to schedule a site assessment that suits you.
One of the Mainmark experts will visit your home or property, assess the damage, and ascertain the likely cause. They will establish the approach needed, creating a plan specific to the needs of your building and provide you with a detailed quote.
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