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Sinking floors: The problem of movement within ground-bearing domestic floor slabs
This paper is a brief synopsis of the problem of movement within ground-bearing domestic floor slabs. What are the signs associated with the movement of ground-bearing slabs? Related problems that could occur as a result of movement to ground-bearing slabs are discussed, and three possible methods of remedial action suggested.
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Bernie Smith MCABE, C.Build E, FCIOB, started his career within the construction industry at trade level and quickly progressed into management. A few years later, he moved into training and spent a short time helping set up and running the Prince’s Trust construction school in West Norfolk, before working for the local authority as a Clerk of Works. Bernie became regional surveyor for a leading high street electrical company, then set up his own company, Smith Building Services Ltd, specialising in maintenance and remedial repairs and employing 20 people. The company carries out specialist repairs on both historic and modern buildings throughout East Anglia and beyond.