Subsidence And Heave

Newman Building Solutions – Case Studies relating to subsidence and heave

Newman’s and Twistfix help Oxfordshire Hospice with Structural Repairs

Newman’s and Twistfix are once again working together to Help diagnose and specify crack repairs to failed masonry, the management of this Oxfordshire hospice contacted Twistfix for help and advise regarding Helical Bars and masonry repair following advise from there Structural Engineer.

A large oak tree close the building was the likely cause of the cracking and movement and the tree was removed to help avoid further damage occurring.

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Structural Survey

Newman’s carried out a Structural Repair survey to the building and provided options of the best form of repairs depending on the outcome of the Crack monitoring.

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Crack Monitoring Shows No Ground Movement

The crack monitoring period of 12 months showed no further signs of ongoing movement and with the approval of the Structural Engineer a repair scheme was designed involving Helical masonry beams, crack stitches and grout injection.

It is essential that the hospice remains open at all times with minimum disruption, Newman’s structural technicians will use dust extraction and screening to all areas working closely with the hospice management and members of staff.

To find out more how Newman Building Solutions can help with your Structural Repair needs please get in touch- South West Office 0117 369 1410 South East Office 0207 559 1410 or email info@newmanbuildingsolutions.com

Author: Jon Newman
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Categories: Building and Structural Repairs, Subsidence And Heave, Surveys

Structural Repairs Oxford

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Soil Investigation

Soil investigation underway in Oxford: works began on three soil investigations to determine the soil type and condition so that suitable piling schemes can be designed for to a number of properties for one of our social housing clients due to the cracking indicating subsidence. Our investigations include camera drainage tests to ensure the drains are in good condition and working correctly, sampling of the soil in a laboratory and recorded soil conditions down to 4.5m’s.

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Showing Signs Of Recent Movement

The above property is showing signs of recent movement  and is in close proximity to a very large mature tree which often cause subsidence and roots ingress damaging foundations. The gable elevation recently had a large amount of ivy removed which has revealed number of further cracks.

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Currently Being Monitored For Further Movement

The property is currently being monitored to check for further movement, contact us today to see how we can help with site investigation and crack monitoring call 0207 559 1410 or email info@newmanbuildingsolutions.com

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Monitor shows movement has stopped

This block of garages has suffered from cracking close the the front and rear corners at mid to high level, the monitor period is now complete showing the movement has stopped, our structural repair scheme includes Twistfix bed joint reinforcement installed around each corner preventing further rotation and cracking.

To find out more information on how we can help with your Structural Repair needs contact us on 0207 559 1410 or email info@newmanbuildingsolutions.com

Author: Jon Newman
Posted:
Categories: Building and Structural Repairs, Social Housing, Subsidence And Heave, Surveys