Southampton Bomb Investigation
As part of the safety Requirements before commencing development works on the slipways on the river in Southampton holes were required to enable access below the slab for an Radar Survey to be carried out to ensure there was no unexploded bombs left under the ground from World War W 2.
Vibration was an unwanted factor on forming holes for access so Diacutt were called in to Diamond Drill 300 mm Diameter and 400 mm Diameter holes and the cores removed to provide the access below the slab.
A Portable Hydraulic Motor and Rig was used to form the holes which proved highly effective and enabled the programme to be met.
When each core was completed Diacutt were also asked to dig down further into the hardcore and subsoil to allow the ground penetrating radar to scan below the surface of the slab
We were also asked to insert new tie bars into the side of the holes to fix new reinforcement to ensure the load strength of the slab was sufficient to take heavy boats on the way to slipways.
The cores were extracted up to a depth of 400 mm in depth and came out in one section.
The concrete in the cores was orange which was a surprise to our operatives as very rarely seen.
Part of our job was to make good the slab on completion of the surveys using concrete
On completion of our works everything went back to normal and no bombs were found!
Diamond Core Drilling on commercial construction sites as well as in occupied office buildings and finished residential properties.
Diacutt provide a wide range of concrete sawing services for both commercial and domestic clients.
DIAMOND WALL SAWING
DIAMOND HYDRAULIC HAND SAWING
DIAMOND FLOOR SAWING
Hydraulic Diamond Hand Sawing
We have a range of Hydraulic Hand Saws with a cutting capacity of 100mm – 265 mm in R.C. and up to 400 mm in masonry. These saws provide flexible options in areas where clean, full depth cuts are required avoiding the use of percussive tools.
Temporary Support Works
Using a range of materials we can carry out repairs to a majority of concrete structures