Injecting new life into ground improvement
Most subsidence issues in the UK are created by unstable ground, often caused by extreme weather conditions such as hot, dry summers and heavy rainfall or flooding. Other factors such as leaking pipes, vegetation with invasive roots, loosely packed soils or old landfill sites, excavation work and inferior concrete foundations can also be sources of subsidence.
How non-invasive solutions gave an international courier’s warehouse an extensive foundation lift
Sinking Feeling An international courier was faced with a subsidence problem at its warehouse facility in Northamptonshire. The warehouse’s office building (20m x 15m) had sunk by 70mm due to subsidence and was causing safety risks and operational issues. The ground needed to be strengthened and the building raised and re-levelled to ensure the business