Our climate over the past couple of years appears to be warming with increased temperature and longevity of the summer period and shorter, warmer winter periods with intense rainfall. Both of these increase the possibility of clay shrinkage subsidence with trees located within proximity to the property. Optera has been heavily involved in the promotion of copper impregnated root barriers as a cost-effective alternative to underpinning or piling where it is appropriate. Our demonstration will give a brief overview of the installation process whilst demonstrating a few of the recent interesting cases we have been involved with over the past two years.
With our multi-disciplinary team of geologists, civil, structural engineers and surveyors, we provide design and build solutions and specialise in underpinning and piling as well as slope stabilisation, landslip and retaining wall failure claims. We are able to provide the substructure solution, allowing our clients to engage a local contractor to carry out superstructure repairs or equally, we can provide a turnkey solution.