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Subsidence occurs in a building when the ground under the building yields and compresses to such an extent that the building develops cracks at weak points such as windows and doors. The cause of ground yielding in Cork is more often than not leaking water from drains and pipes eroding the subsoil. The erosion decreases the bearing capacity of the soil and the building sinks in to the weakened soil. This is very common in the Cork area due to the makeup of the soil and the limestone bedrock. To stop the property sinking it will be necessary to underpin the property. This can be quite an expensive procedure, fortunately, ICM can help ensure a maximum entitlement is received through a subsidence claim to cover these costs.
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