Aquasource (SW) Ltd

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Barn Conversion Mining Related Problems Solved

Aquasource were asked to come up with a solution for a client who wished to convert a barn which was underlain by old Mine Workings.

Demolition and rebuilding was an option but we suggested the use of a series of cantilevered beams supported on tension and compression rock socketed mini piles.

A design was produced for us by the John Knevitt practice of Wadebridge and we started by installing the mini piles to bedrock.

A series of pockets were made in the foundations of the property to transfer the load to the beams.

A long slab was cast incorporating the piles and beams and supporting the mining affected wall over its whole length.

This proved to be a cost effective way of saving the building without demolition and rebuild.

For further details please ring Mark Blake on 01726 824837 or email

1. Tension and Compression Piles Dug out and Ready for Beams




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