Our client received a subsidence claim accompanied by an Independent Engineer’s report recommending an extensive and expensive underpinning solution.
A survey was undertaken by one of our in-house dual qualified surveyor/adjusters who, utilising their considerable knowledge and expertise in subsidence problems, was able to identify that there may be an alternative approach. Appropriate investigations were undertaken and as a result we were able to identify mitigation measures which restored the stability of the property.
The claim was concluded with only super structural and decorative repairs. Not only was our client pleased by the significant cost savings realised by the omission of underpinning works, but their policyholder was also delighted to be saved the significant inconvenience and life disruption associated with such an invasive solution.