What are they?
A Mining Investigation is an intrusive on-site assessment of the ground beneath the property. We drill boreholes or dig trenches to confirm the ground conditions and map out any mining features.
What does it tell me?
A Mining Investigation is designed to give the ultimate answer on mining subsidence risk. If no problems are found our report will provide very high assurances for the property, allowing your mortgage/transaction to proceed. If a mining threat is confirmed, our report will explain the risk and advise on a way forward to resolve the problem.
Standard fees for Excavation start from £635 (excluding VAT) with an excavator provided by the client. This method is most commonly applicable to single development plots.
Standard fees for Percussion Drilling start from £2,850 (excluding VAT). This method is most commonly used for existing residential properties and assumes two days on site.
We will always work hard to minimise disruption and cost while maximising the effectiveness of our investigation. If we calculate that we can complete percussion drilling work in a single day we will provide a proposal for this starting from £1,535 (excluding VAT). We never intentionally underquote to win work only to add on time later. We prioritise customer service, transparency and obtaining a comprehensive result for the client over cutting corners on price.
FREE Site Meeting – we inspect every site and meet with clients/owners before any commitment
Excellent Customer Service – we pride ourselves in considering every customer’s needs individually. We’re always happy to discuss things before during and after the work.
Competitive Prices – we use local specialist contractors to keep prices down and customer care high.
Local Expertise – every Mining Investigation is fully supervised from start to finish by one of our qualified geologists [meet our team].
Rapid Service – we aim to meet you on site within 3 days of any enquiry; the investigation is typically undertaken within 10 days and our report is with you after a following 3 days.