THE VARYING DAMAGE OF THE CHRISTCHURCH EARTHQUAKES

THE VARYING DAMAGE OF THE CHRISTCHURCH EARTHQUAKES

Damage from the Canterbury earthquakes varied greatly from region to region of Christchurch. One street may have been completely destroyed, while another in close proximity was untouched. The reason for this variance is multifaceted. Different soil types react differently to seismic activity, and each area has differing styles of buildings. This means that areas with older buildings may have had more earthquake damage. Land near waterways vulnerable Much of Christchurch city and its immediate neighbouring settlements are situated on river deposits, beach dune sand, estuaries, lagoons and swamplands that have been drained over time. Before the construction of stopbanks and river realignment in the mid 19th century, the Waimakariri River […]

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SMARTLIFT IS PROUD TO BE ISO 9001 CERTIFIED

SMARTLIFT IS PROUD TO BE ISO 9001 CERTIFIED

SmartLift is proudly ISO 9001 certified for both Commercial and Residential Foundation Levelling; this means that we meet stringent quality control standards. This can provide you and your family with valuable peace of mind when choosing a re-levelling system. What is ISO? ISO originated from the merger of two separate organisations. These were named ISO (International Federation of the National Standardising Associations) and the UNSCC (United Nations Standard Coordinating Committee). In 1946 over 20 different countries met at the Institute of Civil Engineers in London. Their objective was to create a new international organisation, with the aim of ‘facilitating the international coordination and unification of industrial standards’. From this meeting, […]

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