Monthly Archives: August 2016

The Lowdown on Grillages

Written on August 31, 2016 at 10:33 am, by

Grillages are a versatile and environmentally friendly foundation technique which is often applied in situations where towers, road signs, gantries or overhead line electrification needs to be installed. The term grillage comes from the French “greille” meaning grating of metal or steel bars. Placed on a number of screwpiles, steel grillages support the overlying structure  Continue Reading »

Subsidence: The Symptoms and the Causes

Written on August 5, 2016 at 10:29 am, by

It’s every homeowner’s nightmare. The realisation that the very ground on which your home stands, is on the move. The problem with subsidence is that by the time the symptoms are visible, the damage is already done. There are some very early signs which many people miss including doors and windows beginning to ‘stick’ when  Continue Reading »

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