Specialists In Subsidence Investigation & Remediation

At Noel Conway Construction, we understand the anxiety and distress subsidence can cause for homeowners. Our dedicated team of subsidence specialists provides a comprehensive approach, from an initial investigation to determine the cause, to carrying out remediation works and professional repairs to restore the property to its original condition. With the team at Noel Conway Construction by your side, you can have complete confidence in your property’s value and structural integrity.

Understanding Subsidence And Its Impact

Subsidence occurs when the ground beneath a building sinks or settles, causing the foundation to shift. Generally, a water source is to blame for subsidence, such as a leaking pipe that affects moisture levels in the soil. As the ground moves, it can lead to significant structural damage, causing cracks in walls, sloping floors, and sticking doors or windows. In severe cases, subsidence can compromise the structural integrity of your home, leading to costly repairs and affecting the property’s value. That’s why it’s essential to have a specialist promptly investigate any changes that might indicate subsidence at your home.

Our Approach

We take subsidence concerns very seriously and pride ourselves on delivering the best and lasting solutions. We work closely with structural engineers in accordance with strict regulations and are happy to recommend an engineering professional should you need one. We also work closely with loss assessors to manage subsidence insurance claims from start to finish, ensuring full transparency and accuracy in all subsidence solution costings and the scope of remedial repairs.

Detailed Investigation Process

Our approach to subsidence begins with a detailed investigation on-site at your property. Our specialists will conduct a series of tests, including:

  • Plumbing Tests: These assess the integrity of your property’s water systems, including the mains supply, hot and cold water, and heating circuits. We also conduct a complete drainage CCTV survey which includes integrity testing of the system.
  • Geotechnical Investigations: Dynamic probes and window or soil sampling are used to analyse ground conditions and determine if ground deterioration has occurred.
  • Structural Analysis: We evaluate the property’s foundation and overall structural health to identify the source of the subsidence.

By the end of our investigation, we’ll pinpoint the exact cause of the damage and provide a detailed report with our findings and recommendations.

Tailored Remediation Solutions

Our specialist subsidence team will provide a customised recommendation for your property based on the results of our investigation and the type of property involved.

There are three solutions typically recommended for subsidence in Ireland:

  • Geopolymer Injection: This cutting-edge, scientific approach injects a geopolymer solution under the property’s foundation, rapidly improving the ground’s stability with minimal disruption. It’s often the fastest and least invasive solution for subsidence, and can potentially eliminate the need for occupants to vacate the property.
  • Underpinning: Underpinning may be necessary for more severe cases or specific conditions like a high water table. This traditional method strengthens the foundation by extending it to a more stable soil layer.
  • Piling: In cases where the ground conditions involve peat or bog, piling may be recommended. This technique uses piled foundations to support the structure, bypassing unstable soil layers.

Property Repairs And Finishes

Our expert subsidence team will solve your property’s subsidence concerns and handle any repairs your property requires. We’ll take great care to restore your home to its original condition, eliminating any trace of previous subsidence issues with professional repair and interior services. Our team will take care of the following:

  • Drainage Repairs: Repairing underlying issues in plumbing and drainage to prevent future problems.
  • Crack Stitching: Addressing visible damage, such as interior and exterior cracks that can indicate subsidence.
  • Flooring: Levelling sloping floors and replacing damaged flooring.
  • Internal and External Finishes: Plastering and painting to ensure your home looks its very best.

We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and our high standard of finishes.

Why Choose Us For Subsidence Solutions?

We know subsidence concerns can be very upsetting for our customers, not least because of the impact subsidence could have on their property but also on their everyday lives. Our specialist team of subsidence experts is trusted to provide subsidence solutions for properties throughout Ireland. We have successfully remediated numerous cases of subsidence, restoring homes to their original condition and giving homeowners peace of mind.

When you choose Noel Conway Construction, you can be confident that:

  • We offer a seamless, one-stop-shop experience, from the initial investigation to state-of-the-art subsidence solutions and complete internal and external repairs.
  • We work hand-in-hand with structural engineers for subsidence solutions that adhere to stringent quality standards and regulatory guidelines.
  • We work closely with insurance loss assessors and adjusters for a hassle-free insurance claim process.
  • Every step of our process is transparent, ensuring you’re fully informed and confident about the work being done on your property.

Contact Us

If you have noticed cracks, sloping floors, or other signs of subsidence at your property, don’t hesitate to contact Noel Conway Construction’s subsidence specialists today. Our experts will provide comprehensive care and expert solutions to protect your home’s integrity and value and give you the ultimate peace of mind. Reach out to us now to schedule an initial investigation and start the journey towards a subsidence-free home.