Free Lift for Christchurch: Parklands Baptist Community Church

Free Lift for Christchurch: Parklands Baptist Community Church

Click here to VOTE! for Parklands Baptist Community Church     The congregation has grown, divided and moved a few times since it held its first service in 1922 but Parklands Baptist Community Church (PBCC) has been in Queenspark Drive since 1986. The building got a bit knocked about throughout the earthquakes and is a candidate for some TLC from Smartlift because it functions as a community hub with over 20 groups using the facilities weekly. The concrete floor of the lightweight steel-structured single-storey building is damaged and now out of level. Funding is mainly through the generosity of the church’s members and other individuals as well as funding agencies. PBCC […]

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Unreinforced rubble foundation? YES WE CAN

Many experts say it can’t be done. They claim, “You need to replace your foundation”. Before you take that extreme and costly step, let SmartLift assess your old type-B ring and pile foundation. Chances are we can save you a lot of money and anguish by repairing your old style foundation. What this refers to are the old style foundations made by mixing cement with rubble, round stones or whatever they had lying around the building site at the time of construction. Unreinforced masonry – brick, concrete block, or stone – foundations often cannot withstand earthquake shaking. They simply just break apart. Homes may shift off such foundations during earthquakes, seriously damaging walls, […]

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