Case Study

QuickBase Failed Traditional Foundations

The Project

Any building is only as good as its foundation … and foundation failure is commonplace when they are not properly specified.

Shire are called in to repair failed foundations regularly particularly in clay belt areas with the associated heave and shrink issues.

One of our example projects, for a high-end conservatory and orangery manufacturer involved the complete rebuild of the conservatory. Since fitting, the conservatory had seen significant problems which included cracking to the brickwork and doors not fitting.  Shire conducted a thorough site visit, taking into account a wide variety of factors.  The cause of foundation failure was difficult ground conditions and a foundation design that hadn’t considered the reality of the ground conditions.  In the end, it was agreed that the best course of action would be a complete re-build of the conservatory using a QuickBase as the foundation system.  Both the conservatory manufacturer and householder were delighted with the end result.

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