What lies below the surface ?
The company has for many years been a trusted partner for several of the largest insurance companies regarding assessing damages and settlements, repairs and problems accruing in change of ownership.
Subsidence damages at ground level and below;
- Design and preparation of moulding tasks, calculations, casting plans, sketches, etc.
- Water and moisture intrusion above and below ground.
- Drainage solutions like surface water collection, blocking of “dead” connections (rat nests), No-Dig solutions, CCTV, total drainage solutions or in short terms:
Everything you can think of regarding what is going on under the surface.
We have achieved a significant specialist experience within:
Rules and regulations, all kind of tests such as pressure testing of drains, water mains, heating systems and much more, preparing and making of descriptions and reports, drafting of tenders and various descriptions, identification of suitable contractors, any kind of supervision, management, comprehensive advice, control, etc.
Do you have a high groundwater level?
Which houses require special attention?
No matter what house you live in, it is important to make sure that the fall of the ground level leading away from the house is correct. However! Even if the fall is correct away from the house some houses requires special attention.
This applies to:
If moisture problems are extensive, and it is hard to find the cause of it, it's a good idea to get help from a structural advisor to help to solve problems and make suggestions for solutions.
Subsidence damage occurs because the soil under the house is unstable so that it exceeds or falls together, that causes the foundation to moves and the base subsequently cracks.
Pay particularly notice to conservatories and extensions. When buildings are not built at the same time, they most likely are built on different foundations, and buildings can “settle” differently. Therefore you will often see cracks in the socket where the two buildings are built together.
The same types of injuries are also seen in light boxes and outdoor staircases etc. Often you will notice cracks between the stairs and the base.
Water can very easily enter through these cracks. The water that enters through these cracks then spread out through the foundation and will end up as water damage or moist again leading to damp and fungus damages. It is therefore extremely important that if you see cracks in your stairway leading to a basement or cracks in you foundation that you take action before the damage runs out of control.
All subsidence work requires special knowledge and should ONLY be carried out by special trained staff. Calculations have to made, sketches for the casting, etc.
Subsidence work is NOT a do-it-yourself project and very often the insurance will cover a lot of the work and therefore it even more important that you contact Scanbau Ltd for guidance, we have several years of experience dealing with insurance companies and can make sure that you get the right service that will help you with whatever problems you are facing.
Moisture and Dampness
If you have problems with moisture and dampness in your home, it can be caused by many things. For example, roof leaks, leaky gutters or wells in need of maintenance or replacement. Or maybe the moisture is caused because of cracks in the basement walls, which again will allow the moist to rise up through the basement walls, floors and foundations and spread out to the rest of the house.
If the problem is caused from an inside damage it is usually caused by leaking pipes, drains or construction parts which are not installed or functioning correct.