Subsidence & Insurance Repairs
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. Our experts can investigate the cause and then determine the most appropriate, cost-effective solution. Whether that’s jacking a structure back up, restabilising a structure using piles, reinstating a retaining wall, creating an impenetrable barrier for tree roots, reinforcing masonry walls or creating a bespoke solution specific to the project.
Although the Shire Pile is now well-known and widely used across the industry, we also offer a variety of piling options including augered piles, clay piles and cased piles.
The variety of services we offer has grown considerably since 1998. The latest addition to our portfolio is a resin injection service. This is a non-intrusive, rapid method of lifting concrete slabs or improving the strength of the ground.
Subsidence & Insurance Repairs Services
Resin Injection Subsidence Repair
Shire’s Resin Injection Subsidence Treatment provides an excavation-free method of foundation improvement that is the perfect alternative to underpinning.
The collapse of subterranean voids can cause serious damage and/or collapse of building structures. The extent of voiding can be difficult to determine and investigations often include a combination of boreholes, probing and ground penetrating radar. Ground remediation can include a combination of pumped gravels, cementitious material and resins.
Retaining walls are used in a variety of scenarios and many retaining structures are not as robust as they should be. Although these often perform satisfactorily for many years, inadequate walls can suddenly fail.
Crack stitching and pointing is a vital part of the repair process, More often than not the home owners only sight of the repair is the final pointing or the reinstatement of surface finishes.
In areas where the local geology is made up of shrinkable clay sub-soils, significant structural damage can be caused by tree roots undermining the foundations and extracting water to feed tree growth.
Resin Injection Slab Lifting
While resin injection can be used to improve the strength of existing soil, a similar process can be applied to relevelling existing concrete slabs that have sank.
In some cases where subsidence has occurred due to failure of the foundation but the ground floor structure / concrete slab is still structurally complete, it is possible to relevel the floor by jacking it back up again.
Piling is where it all began for our Structural repairs service in 1998. It all started with the invention of the Shire Pile and we have rapidly become an industry leader in a wide variety of piling types.
Rafts & Foundations
Even though the first choice for stabilising a property would be remediation options such as tree removal and drainage repairs, there are times when the foundations to a property are just not good enough with progressive building movement unless the foundations are improved.
Subsidence & Insurance Repairs Case studies
Housing Association Property in Hampshire
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.Find out more
Repair to Rented Residential Property in Bicester
A residential property suffered impact damage from a vehicle collision. Shire was contacted to investigate and find a solution to repair the damage.Find out more