Instability can strike buildings for an array of reasons. It may be caused by soil problems, incorrect building work, and even neglect or poor maintenance. The latter two are the reason why many uninhabited properties become derelict.
Unstable buildings can be saved in many cases as long as the deterioration is not too extensive. Remedial works are possible to reinforce the structures, ensuring the foundations are healthy and the loading is up to standard. Before this can occur though extensive surveys and risk assessments need to be done to reveal the true condition of the property and whether retention is feasible.
Temporary works such as propping, needling and various types of supports are used to help reinforce a structure whilst work is done to retain it. These systems are designed to account for the risks and support the load to prevent a collapse from occurring at any point during the project. They must be in place at the earliest possible moment following completion of surveys.
A crucial thing to keep in mind is that the act of installing temporary works itself can be risky. It must be done with great care, particularly in areas where the loading is precarious. The best option is to hire a specialist like us to both design and install the supports. In this way you can maximise safety and ensure the job is done right. It will also reduce the risk of unnecessary additional damage being caused to the structure.
At Denon Construction we have experience of installing temporary works on all manner of structures, including unstable buildings of every size and scale. We have worked on projects where the property is being retained as well as those where the plan is for complete demolition. For each project we offer our expertise and design the right structural support system.
We have a wide array of different styles of temporary works to call on and have experience with each one. This means we can determine which is best for each project and supply it. Additionally clients can rely on us to use them correctly. Incorrect use of props is just as bad as not using any at all after-all.