Working closely with a Resident Liaison Officer Abbey Pynford were able to successfully underpin two 5 storey blocks of flats whilst residents remained in their homes with the least possible disturbance to them.
It was also necessary to switch piling methods from a Dry Open Auger to a Tremmie Grouting method because of water ingress. Abbey Pynford not only dealt with this quickly and effectively but throughout maintained no movement to either of the two buildings. This was confirmed by Level Surveys obtained before and after works.
It is believed that the original subsidence was caused by the trees pictured below and anti heave precautions had to be taken into account. Contract specific temporary stools were designed to provide stability whilst the new reinforced raft foundation was installed.
“Mark and Rob were both very professional, helpful with the residents and their work was to the highest standard”
Tony O’Keefe, Keir Site Manager
“We had to work closely with Kier and the resident’s liaison officers in order to minimise disruption to the occupants of the flats while the underpinning works were being undertaken”
Nick Tidman, Contracts Manager