Subsidence

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Subsidence

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A house is a precious possession both from a financial and emotional perspective. But as years pass by, issues such as wall cracks may develop. While minor issues can be easily sorted, house subsidence can be a severe issue that should be addressed immediately.

What is subsidence?

Subsidence is the sudden or gradual sinking of the ground beneath the foundation of your house. Some causes are man-made, whilst natural factors also cause or contribute to subsidence.

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Tree Roots Causes House Subsidence

Are you living in a house with subsidence? Causes of house subsidence

Natural Causes:

 

  • Quality of ground (soil)

The natural properties of soils is a significant cause of subsidence. Wet or dry clays & silts tend to swell & shrink, thus making the structure above it vulnerable to movement. Gravel and sand-based soils are more likely to subside due to getting washed away owing to their non-cohesiveness. Either of these can damage the foundation of your house.

 

  • Tree Roots

We all appreciate the benefits of the lush greenery beside our home, but it can make the structure more susceptible to subsidence. Tree roots are likely to cause subsidence as these roots absorb moisture from the soil beneath the foundation, causing shrinkage. Tree roots can also cause uplift as they grow larger under a structure.

 

Man-Made Causes:

 

  • Leaking drains

Water from the leaking downpipe or drain seeps into the soil under the foundation, causing the ground to soften, which can cause subsidence.

 

  • Poor Foundations

There is a higher likelihood of subsidence if the building foundation is of poor design or quality of construction. Foundations with inadequate capacity to support the structure can cause or contribute to subsidence.c

Mines or underground structures (tunnels)

Structures built upon previously mined land are also susceptible to subsidence. Tunnelling projects beneath properties can also contribute to or cause subsidence. 

 

  • Nearby Construction work

Excavations can cause harmful vibration levels and changes in the water content of the ground that can damage nearby structures and cause subsidence.

 

Indication of a Subsiding House

Some of the common symptoms of subsidence include cracks in walls that are expanding, jamming of windows and doors, or uneven or unlevel floors.

 

If you see any sign of subsidence in your house, don’t hesitate to contact our Raise and Relevel team. We specialise in raising and relevelling structures and can help protect your home from subsidence quickly and efficiently by utilising the highly modern techniques of polyurethane resin injection, water stopping services, void filling, and structural repairing.

Contact us now to explore how our solutions can quickly prevent your house from subsidence.

Nearby Construction Causes House Subsidence

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Questions you should ask

Your home is everything to you and your family, so before going ahead with any subsidence repairs, we’ve put together a list of questions our customers should ask:

What actual experience in resin injection does the person quoting my job have?

We offer advice, not sales, so we don’t employ salespeople. The person who quotes your job does your job, and has been relevelling homes like yours for over 15 years.

How many homes have you raised and relevelled?

Our specialists have raised over 7,000 homes in total.

What guarantee do I get that the solution is permanent?

If the problem returns, we return. We provide a fully guaranteed warranty on materials and workmanship.

How do I know I’m getting the best value?

At R+R, we have no call centres, no sales people and minimal overheads, all of which enables us to provide the best value for our customers.

Why should I choose you?

R+R will deliver you better value, through real experience, with guaranteed results.