|Location:||Wycliffe Avenue, York|
This two storey mid terrace property, of solid wall construction, was suffering from subsidence that was affecting the wall bordering the narrow covered passageway between residences, known as a ginnel. The movement, which affected the mid to rear section of the passageway, was considered to be progressive. It had resulted in 40mm of subsidence, causing the kitchen floor to slope and producing cracking in some bed joints and around the ginnel opening. A reliable means of stabilising the property was required that would also prevent further movement. In addition, the 1m wide narrow ginnel with low headroom severely restricted access and limited the possible repair options.
Helifix Dixie pipe piles provided the ideal solution as this ICC certified micro-pile system can be installed in restricted areas using just lightweight hand-held equipment. They are simply screwed into the ground and produce no spoil removal or vibrations.
Operating in cramped conditions, the Dixie micro-piles were rapidly installed to stabilise the property and restore structural integrity. Download the case study