With global warming on the rise, reinforcing structures for longevity is imperative. In 2000, this heritage-listed building installed ROOT BARRIER™ to protect its foundations. How is it holding up 18 years later?
The team at Root Barrier believe that their foundation reinforcing works should be sturdy, durable and most importantly, long lasting. Root Barrier revisited Warwick Police Station and Courthouse in Perth where they installed their ROOT BARRIER™ back in the year 2000. The heritage-listed structure is still standing straight and true thanks to the civil works that the company did over 18 years ago.
The initial sandstone structure was built between 1885 and 1914 without the proper footings. When Root Barrier went to work on the building, the soil was made from highly reactive clay and major cracks were apparent throughout the building.
Major remedial works were needed. Root Barrier’s 3m deep ROOT BARRIER™ cut-off wall was installed around the three sides of the foundations in order to strengthen the building’s base and stabilise it against the harsh Australian climate.
Their recent visit to the site proved that their root barrier is just as strong and long-lasting now as it was almost two decades ago, with the moisture levels maintaining a constant value and minimal movement occurring in the building’s foundation over the past 18 years.
Root Barrier continue to secure heritage buildings with their exceptional products and can keep the moisture content stable in the clay, hence significantly reducing the stress and cracking that occurs on the building slab.
Find out how they can help stabilise your building by contacting them or visiting their website via the links below.