Underpinning a Failed Foundation

In July, we were approached by Peter at Foundation Solutions Ireland whose client was building a Residential Log Cabin as an extension to an existing cottage. They were experiencing some issues with a previous extension and contacted Peter to see if he could help. “The problem was an existing extension was sinking slowly causing structural …

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Underpinning from Inside a Building

Problem The Customer has experienced subsidence of the property due to trees in the back garden and fluctuations in ground moisture levels, causing the walls to move and cracks to appear. Access to the outside wall was not possible so underpinning needed to be carried out inside the building. In addition to the subsidence, the …

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Easter Glentore Wind Farm

Easter Glentore is a wind farm situated between Glasgow and Edinburgh. This project entailed the jacking of two substation transformer units back to their original level.The very poor ground was a mixture of soft undisturbed peat along with 5.5m of infilled stone that had over a period settled and caused the substation units to subside …

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Conservatory Underpinning – Cooke Brothers

The conservatory had dropped approximately 60mm and opened up the brickwork. When I installed the Screw-Piles and used the underpinning bracket and jacks, I was able to lift the complete structure back to original height.I used my own Micro Digger as a powerpack for the 400H driver head.The gap in the brickwork was closed, windows …

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Underpinning – Conservatory

A conservatory which had been unsuccessfully underpinned using concrete, has now been restored to its original level using 60R helical screw piles.Initial soil tests indicated that competent ground would be located at approx. 2m depth. However, inspection of the failed foundation and the local presence of trees shed some doubt on this information. Pile installation was …

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Foundation Repairs

Subsiding properties are becoming more common. This is due to new buildings and extensions being built on insufficient foundations or shallow footings on clay soil. We have developed a system which can stabilise the subsidence and in some cases lift the building back to its original level. The process involves digging around the outside of …

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Access all areas – Underpinning with Helical Piles

Using helical screwpiles to underpin buildings suffering subsidence offers an alternative solution to concreting. The practice of underpinning buildings with pumped concrete can, in some circumstances, disturb the ground and, in extreme circumstances, make the original problem of subsidence worse. Using steel screw piles to overcome subsidence is a popular solution, since they can sit …

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