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Basement construction for private dwellings has become increasingly popular, but many in the industry are concerned that although large underground excavations can be made without causing problems when part of properly funded and well supervised project, the development of underground extensions beneath private dwellings often does not benefit from the quality of engineering required for them to be completed without damaging adjacent properties.

Good engineering enables basements to be constructed without causing problems arising from stability and groundwater to neighbouring properties. However, the engineering required to achieve this involves expertise in geology, ground water, civil and structural engineering.

We provide a service to help residents ensure that proposals for basements in neighbouring properties, forwarded for Planning Approval, realistically assess the risks involved with their subterranean work.

To provide this service Michael de Freitas (Chartered Geologist) works with Michael Eldred (Chartered Engineer).

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