Underpinning a house!
This underpinning project at Wheaton Aston, Staffordshire, was undertaken on a bungalow that had started to subside after a spell of exceptionally dry weather contracted the ground beneath it.
The corner of the property needed to be underpinned. We excavated and added shuttering and steel rods to make a reinforced concrete raft, whilst always ensuring that the weight of the house was evenly borne on jacks.
Here you can see martin digging all the debris to access the space needed to pump the concrete into the raft.
The concrete was then machine-vibrated several times to achieve the maximum density of composite.
After the raft had set, we removed the jacks to let the property settle on the new effective foundations, and finally the hole was filled in. The work was inspected by the council, and the site made good to a state of repair, such that no-one would know the builders had been in.