Understanding subsidence damage and repair
What is Subsidence ?
Subsidence is caused by the undermining of the foundations of a property which causes downward movement in the external walls. This results in cracking in the structural walls of a building. Subsidence repairs are usually a straightforward process, and managing a subsidence claim is essential in restoring your property to a structurally sound state. However, subsidence claims can be very difficult to negotiate and require dedicated and professional representation to succeed.
Sometimes subsidence can be interpreted as a Pyrite problem but it is in fact is a completely separate issue to Pyrite damage.
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Subsidence damage and beginning subsidence repairs
In order to establish if you have an admissible subsidence claim under your policy it is necessary to prove the cause and source of any cracks. This requires specialist investigation and engineering opinion by way of written report to prove if a case exists. An engineer will also be required to specify a course of remedial works, usually by under-pinning the foundations, and crack repairs or re-building of affected walls and all associated works.
Assisting with subsidence claims to ensure you get the best subsidence repair
Claims Assist Ireland provide a turn key solution to a subsidence insurance claim with our team of specialists that include nationwide structural engineers & drain CCTV surveys to initially establish the cause of the building movement. This is backed up with written reporting which can be presented to the insurance companies loss adjuster & their engineer.
This can be a long and slow process as their appointed engineer will pick through the evidence and present issues usually, or hurdles which our team are there to overcome on your behalf. The end goal is to get an admittance of liability from your insurers or enter into negotiations until we reach an agreed settlement. Our nationwide team of loss assessors & building experts are there to ensure you receive the maximum amount of settlement for your claim & your subsidence damage & building damage is repaired by the best subsidence repair construction contractors.