Underpinning of 2 Storey Bungalow
Scope of Works: Underpinning of 2 storey bungalow to repair cracks to building
Just as the owner was about to take possession of their newly build home, they discovered cracks appearing on their property.
Further investigation revealed that one of the column required some underpinning works.
Fortunately ground conditions were quite good.
Micropile underpinning were installed up to depths of 6 meters. A portable drilling rig was used in the confined space of a bungalow.
Additional reinforcements and dowel bars were installed under the column.
Underpinning was completed successfully and the cracks in the building were repaired.
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Ir Tan Chin Shu is a Geotechnical Engineer with over 40 years’ experience in the foundation and geotechnical engineering industry. He is the founding Director of Shinei Geotechnique, a specialist contractor in Malaysia.
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