We can’t ignore the warnings that it won’t be long before the cracks start to appear as Britain’s insurance industry brace themselves for the predicted surge in subsidence claims following this year’s weather conditions.
The Met Office have reported that the UK has had the driest first 6 months of the year since 1929.
In anticipation of the predicted surge in claim numbers, The Independent report:
Despite the rainy weather many of us have had over the past week, this has been one of the driest summers in the past 50 years, and homeowners are warned this means the threat of subsidence – which could cause hundreds of thousands of pounds of damage to their properties – has increased.
Brewsters proudly watch on as sister company Auger feature in Channel 4’s brand new series with Sarah Beeny ‘Help! My House is Falling Down’.
Auger, who specialise in drainage and subsidence investigations and repairs, were invited by Channel 4 to investigate with Sarah some of the problems encountered by some unlucky homeowners.
The series, which is currently showing on Tuesday evenings at 8:00pm, provides an insight into a variety of serious problems unsuspecting homeowners have inherited, from overflowing wells to cracks and subsidence.
Sarah investigates the cause of the problems, with assistance from Auger and other professionals, who offer the homeowners expert advice on how best to repair their homes.
The series, which covers some extreme defects, is sure to provide gripping entertainment and what better way to see Auger in action!
Catch up on the most recent episode here and for more information visit auger’s website
As Cumbria counts the cost of the damage, the UK is under a new flood alert following heavy rain over the last few days.
At the moment, the number of affected properties is unknown but is surely set to increase with more rain forecast in the next few days.