Subsidence and Superstructure Repairs
In many cases subsidence damage can be repaired relatively easily without the need for foundation work, and it’s often caused when clay soil under the foundations dries up and shrinks. It must be said, that in some cases (when the cause cannot be removed) foundation repairs are necessary.
Typical signs of damage caused by subsidence include cracks in walls and ceilings that spread diagonally, while door and window frames can become wider at the top than the bottom. DJ Hutchings can investigate the cause of any damage and help you proceed with an insurance claim, whilst we’ve carried out a range of repairs on small and large cracks. If you’re growing concerned about any splits to your walls, we can check the problem before it escalates. Our work subsidence and superstructure repair work can include the following:
- Cracked brickwork
- Failed or absent wall tie
- Bowed walls
- Separated walls
- Subsidence problems
Many superstructures suffer from cracking at some point but it’s important to act quickly when you spot any signs of subsidence, no matter how minor they are. DJ Hutchings works quickly to assess structural soundness, restore strength and repair brickwork and concrete. We’re experienced in repairing crack drains, removing problematic trees and roots, fixing badly cracked mortar, underpinning and decorating, so no project is too large or small for our dedicated team. We’re nicely situated for superstructure repairs in Northampton, Milton Keynes, Hemel Hempstead, Luton and Oxfordshire, and you can arrange your investigation by calling us on 01327 353677.