Commercial Buildings

The team at SAU specialise in the re-levelling of commercial buildings and we are able to raise and re-support buildings of any size. Our resin injection method is efficient and non-invasive. There is no need for any excavation, and work is completed in a fraction of the time of traditional re-levelling methods.

Commercial Subsidence Repair

Subsidence Repair For Commercial Buildings

Subsidence can cause huge problems to the operation of commercial buildings such as shopping centres and offices. It is therefore imperative that work is done as quickly as possible to correct subsidence, this will minimise costs and potential loss of revenue to the owner or occupier.

Signs of Subsidence

Cracked walls are the most common sign of subsidence. These cracks will usually appear in the walls or on the floors of the building and in most cases they form diagonally. Cracks may appear inside, showing across plaster work, or they may form outside the building in brickwork. Sinking floors are easier to spot and are also a sign of subsidence. Look out for uneven floors or the formation of gaps across the skirting boards.

Some other common signs of subsidence include:

• Structural damage

• Gaps between doors and windows

• The structure of the building starts to lean

• Water damage from faulty drains

• Water in the sink flows in the opposite direction

• Fast action is imperative if subsidence is suspected, as the faster that work can be carried out, the less likely it is to incur significant costs and damage later on

Commercial Building Repair

Impact of Subsidence

The most obvious impact of subsidence on a commercial building is damage to property. This damage can incur massive costs if not resolved quickly. Other implications include the shutting down of operations whilst work is carried out and damage is repaired. This will impact the revenue of the affected building, and therefore it is important that work is carried out in a fast and efficient way. The risk to health and safety posed by subsidence is also of great concern, as this can lead to injuries and have financial implications due to insurance claims.

Insurance companies will usually cover for subsidence, however it is the responsibility of the owner of the property to check specific terms and conditions of individual policies, as the costs of insurance claims for subsidence may be high.

How Can We Help?

SAU specialise in re-levelling and subsidence repair. Using our non-invasive solution, we can repair commercial buildings with little to no disruption.

Our resin injection method does not require any excavation, therefore the property and its occupants can operate as usual with no need to vacate. Our use of resin injection replaces the need for costly and disruptive excavation. Instead, our team of experts use precise surveying technology, as well as precision drilling, to create small holes in the ground slabs. These holes are then filled with our expanding resin compound, and the building is lifted back to its original place. Any gaps and cracks in the walls that have been caused by subsidence will close and the building will return to its original, safe level.

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