Subsidence Experts Chartered Surveyors Bristol

Subsidence Experts And Chartered Surveyors in Bristol

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Noticed a crack in a wall? Maggs And Allen are expert Subsidence Chartered Surveyors in Bristol

Subsidence Chartered Surveyors Bristol

What is subsidence?

Subsidence is the downward movement of a surface, causing the ground beneath the foundations of a building to become unstable.

Common reasons for subsidence are:

The shrinking of soil beneath a property
Previous mining activity on the site
Ground vibrations

Soil shrinkage can be caused by a number of factors, such as water leaking into the soil under the property, as this can wash away the soil from the foundations. This is most common in soils with a high sand or gravel content.

Clay soils which are common in Bristol are particularly vulnerable to shrinkage, and as the soil shrinks, it pulls the foundations which may result in structural movement. Clay soil shrinkage can also occur following a dry spell of weather.

If you think your Bristol property is suffering from subsidence contact Maggs And Allen straight away. The sooner the problem is diagnosed the less damage the property will suffer.

Maggs and Allen are Bristol based Chartered Surveyors and experts in property subsidence.

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