The Old Mines
All over the UK there are all types of properties at risk of being affected by historic mining activity. The most affected areas are the North of England, Scotland and Wales.
In 2017 it was estimated that 33% of homes have been built within 250m of land that might have been used for Coal Mining activity.
There are many widely reported cases where old mineshafts or tunnels have collapse causing damage to properties or homeowners land. Such as this story… In the Coxlodge area of Gosforth a 20ft sinkhole appeared where an old mine workings used to be. One of the worst affected areas of the North of England by the UK coal industry has been Newcastle with reported mine entry shafts approaching the city centre.
Coal is not the only product that we have mined heavily across the UK in the decades gone by, there are over 55 different mineral types extracted from the ground. CDS has access to a variety of reports from multiple sources that give vast and accurate risk assessments on ground stability.
Did you know that there are now different suppliers of CON29M reports?