Challenge: Structurally sound luxury home resting upon crippled foundations constructed up to 3 metres in depth. The entire structure was suffering from global settlement over 80mm.
In the hillside location of Havelock North was a modern architecturally designed home sitting upon severely damaged concrete foundations. Although the home itself had no damage the foundations had suffered terribly from a variety of localised earthquake events resulting in a global settlement.
The 2010 built, large one-storey home presented a number of technical challenges due to it’s location and complex foundation system. Some parts of the damaged foundation extended 3 metres into the ground and was out of level by almost 100mm. The owners and their insurance company involved in this property were afraid their only option was to demolish the property and rebuild the entire structure again.
Christchurch-based, Smartlift’s patented concrete foundation repair system was the best option country-wide to repair the property to the level of a rebuild. The Smartlift Team were able to setup in Kahuranaki for a month and self-sufficiently repair the 320m2 luxury home.
Smartlift successfully relevelled the structure with a total lift of 86mm. The property owners were ecstatic with the outcome saving them the time and money of a rebuild and the confidence that their foundations were as level as the day their luxury home was originally built. Great work team.