Foundation Failure and Repair film

Watch a snippet of our film. The full 32-minute version is available to purchase.

Foundation Failure and Repair film

This film briefly explains the evolution of modern house foundations, summarises and illustrates the main causes of failure and describes a number of options for repair.

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Topics include:

  • a brief history of domestic foundations
  • problems of settlement, subsidence and heave
  • less common problems including landslip, flooding, earthquakes
  • identifying foundation problems
  • monitoring and investigation
  • ground stabilisation
  • repair options.


  • It is 32 minutes long and is available in WMV, Flash and Quicktime formats.
  • Copyright UWE Bristol 2007

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