|Location:||Albion Close & Burton Walk, Stockport|
|Approved Installer:||Specialist UK Restorations|
A rapid, economical and non-disruptive solution was required when progressive subsidence was identified at 19 housing association properties in Stockport.
Built in the 1970s, these two storey terraced properties each have a single storey porch and bin store connected to the front elevation. Suspected to have been added at a later date, they had been constructed on lightweight concrete slabs that sat directly onto 3 metres of 'made' ground without any suitable form of foundation. As a result the porches were subsiding, which was causing them to rotate and separate from the main structure of the houses.
Helifix micro-piles were specified by the client as the most suitable system to stabilise the porches with minimal disruption to the tenants.
The works were completed quickly and efficiently, using lightweight hand-held equipment and causing only minor disturbance to the occupants as all work was undertaken externally. The porches are fully stabilised and the Helifix micro-pile system provided a rapid and reliable solution.
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