Understanding Ground Conditions on Bath hillsides

We always love working in and around Bath – not only a beautiful historic city, but it holds a plethora of ground related challenges that we’re frequently asked to investigate and overcome.

Recently, Intégrale investigated conditions beneath a proposed private residence in Kingsdown, in a fantastic hillside setting.  Having identified the site as underlain by ancient landslip soils, we designed phased investigation, culminating in deep cored boreholes and computer analyses to ensure stability of the new house.  A robust contiguous piled wall will maintain sufficient lateral support and ensure long term stability.

Such stability assessments don’t always require expensive deep boreholes.  We also complete preliminary stability analyses, using our wealth of experience in landslip ground conditions gained over 30 years.  We’ve recently helped a number of private and commercial clients develop their projects from garden rooms to cider barns!  If you or your client are considering construction on a sloping site, get in touch to chat through possible ground conditions and the range of investigation and foundation solutions.

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