The ground floor of a housing association property in Hampshire had dropped by around two inches due to ground movement. Shire was contacted by the housing association to find a suitable solution to repair the issue before any significant damage was caused to the property.
Rebuilding of the concrete slab would be high-cost and disruptive. It would mean the tenants would need to vacate the property for a number of days while the repair work was completed. Therefore, it was necessary to find a less disruptive and more cost-effective solution.
Shire’s Resin Injection Subsidence Treatment provides an excavation-free method of foundation improvement that is the perfect alternative to underpinning or rebuilding and provides numerous advantages that other repair methods cannot.
The resin injection process involves drilling holes at precise, pre-designated locations around the slab and injecting resin into them to lift the slab back to its original position. This process also strengthens the ground underneath to reduce the risk of future movement.
Due to the speed in which Shire’s Resin Injection Subsidence Treatment can be deployed, and it’s non-disruptive nature, the floor was re-leveled in less than a day and did not require the tenant to vacate the property.
The tenant was delighted with the result and the minimal disruption the process caused, and a saving of over £14,000 was made by the housing association.
Engineering Innovation is at the heart of our approach to structural engineering. Shire were formed during 1988 in the belief that many clients were dissatisfied with the traditional reactive response of some Engineers.
Shire have a vast array of in-house design skills and expertise. Our dedicated telecoms team are often driving a gold design standard in the industry for others to follow. Our commitment is to provide quality design in a proactive, forward-thinking way & quickly! Our services also include site surveying, building analysis, tower analysis and line of sight surveys.
Shire originally started the geotechnical service to provide our own engineers with information on site, while the structural surveys were being carried out. This allowed us to offer a reactive, rapid response to our clients as a ‘one-stop shop’ for Design, Investigation and Construction.
As Structural Engineers, we have worked with the Property Insurance sector since 1998. We conduct structural inspections, impact damage analysis, specialist investigations and root cause analysis. All of which is engineer-led using straightforward language. Our experienced engineers are also asked to conduct Expert Reports and Expert Witness Service for homeowners and clients alike.
Shire offer a specialist building repair service registered under the Safe Contractor Accreditation and the Contractors Health & Safety Assessments schemes. In conjunction with our inspection & investigation services, we can offer a full solution from initial cause analysis through to structural repair.