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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LIQUEFACTION – WHAT IS IT

LIQUEFACTION – WHAT IS IT

Liquefaction is a process where by firm ground takes on a liquid form temporarily. This generally happens during seismic events such as earthquakes. A notable example of this was during the Canterbury earthquakes of September 2010 and February 2011. In these events liquefaction caused silt and fine sand to ‘boil’ up and cause widespread damage. Entire streets were buried with this silt and sand, swallowing vehicles and buildings alike. Causes of liquefaction Over the course of thousands of years, rivers and streams deposit layers of silt and sand. Low-lying areas such as swampland and peaty marsh have higher concentrations of this silt and sand. Coastal areas also generally have higher […]

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