Because this property in Newbury, Berkshire, was under-insured, the traditional piled slab solution was ruled out by the high cost of stripping out the property and subsequent refurbishment.
Our economical solution underpinned all external and internal load bearing walls whilst requiring our equipment to be taken into just one room. This saved the client thousands of pounds in internal repairs and the scheme was able to progress more quickly.
It was economically viable to use a small driven cased pile on this scheme. Because these do not work in tension we designed counterweights to provide additional downward force on the outside pile. Piles were generally placed in pairs at right angles to the building. Concrete needles were cast on top and cantilevered over to support the walls.
We were approached directly by the loss adjuster in this project.