Crack Stitching Case Study
The Crack Stitching Case Study
The summer of 2018 has been the hottest summer that we have endured since 2006, with temperatures averaging 25°C – 27°C you would think that we were in a tropical country! The weather may have been ideal for a nice bbq down by the river or a few casual drinks in the garden with friends but unbeknownst to you, the weather has been less ideal for your property.
This years heatwave caused serious problems for the UK’s landscape, what was once green turned yellow and dried up, not because of the level of heat but the absence of water. The average fully grown tree consumes round about 200 gallons of water a day, in simpler terms that’s a whopping 757 litres! With trees and plants fighting for the little moisture they can get, the dryer the earth becomes creating a potential threat of subsidence to your property.
WHAT IS SUBSIDENCE?
Subsidence is the act of the foundations of your house being pulled further into the earth’s surface because the land that your property’s been build on has dried out. Unfortunately, this happens at different speeds in different patches causing the land to stretch and or shrink at different rates which pulls or pushes your property unevenly leaving you with some nasty surprises E.g. Doors tighten in their frames, cracks appearing on the interior or exterior of your house and worst case scenario your house falls down!
Like many things we don’t have control over we can never stop the earth’s surface shifting. The only thing that we can do is correct the problems and strengthen the foundations of our property, this can be achieved through a series of methods such as:
- Crack Stitching
- Mass Concrete
- Beam and Base Underpinning
- Mini-Piled Underpinning
- Resin Injection
In this Blog post we will be focusing on Crack Stitching and why we chose to use this process to help strengthen a lovely little house in the Dachet area that was effected by subsidence due to this years heatwave.
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