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The office building (20m x 15m), attached to a distribution warehouse (205m x 80m), had sunk by up to 70mm and needed to be raised and re-levelled to ensure the business could operate safely. The smaller building was regularly used by staff as it housed the main office and staff amenities.

It is still too early to gauge what impact the new Conservative government will have on construction going forward, particularly regarding Brexit. Putting this uncertainty to the side for a moment, we asked a cross-section of the industry, both at home and abroad, to give their hopes and aspirations for the year ahead, while also getting some insight into what 2019 meant to them.

Mainmark has launched a series of free CPD seminars for construction and building specialists, ground engineers and property managers.

This is in a bid to help improve all-around industry knowledge of the latest technologies and solutions for ground engineering and property preservation.

Any crack in an internal wall may well have you asking what is subsidence? With thousands of homes affected every year, it can reduce your property’s resale value by as much as 20%. Here’s how to spot it and stop it in its tracks…

When identifying the cause, seriousness and possible solutions of cracks in a home – the type, size and location is critical. So, if you’re a homeowner or prospective buyer – at what point should you begin to worry?

Since the summer of 2018, the number of subsidence claims has dramatically increased, highlighting how record temperatures took their toll on UK Buildings.

Many industrial sites, business units and especially end units, can suffer from excessive water damage due to poor quality drainage systems. This water damage can lead to multiple ground issues, including subsidence. This was true for the South London business unit of Traders Coffee Ltd.

Following last summer’s record high temperatures, MK Surveys (the landlord), an independent survey and geospatial specialist, noticed the small amount of subsidence at one of its commercial office buildings in Kiln Farm, Milton Keynes, was greatly accelerating.

Increasing support for buildings and infrastructure that require non-invasive ground improvements

Global ground engineering solutions provider, Mainmark, has bolstered its UK division by welcoming four new experts, from across the ground engineering and geotechnical industry, to the team. The new hires come as Mainmark continues to expand further into sectors including rail and highways, and will increase the support already provided for commercial businesses and residential properties that require ground improvements.

As most will remember, 2018 saw an uncharacteristic six week long heatwave. This hot spell led to a surge in subsidence claims from both homeowners and building owners. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) said the ‘357% increase in the value of claims was the highest quarterly jump since records started more than 25 years ago.’

Mainmark carries out remedial work on sinking floors at warehouse built on old open cast coal mine.