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Tree advice for Engineers, Loss Adjusters and Insurers

Typical Subsidence Damage

Typical tree related subsidence damage.

JCA has dealt with over 4000 tree related subsidence cases for a range of leading insurers, loss adjusters and consulting engineers.

Our comprehensive services for tree related subsidence claims include specialized arboricultural survey, heave assessment, root identification, management/supervision of tree works contracts (including installation of root barriers), risk assessment for local authority street trees, and expert witness service for litigating claims.

Arboricultural Survey for Subsidence Claims

Our subsidence survey report is competitively priced and generally completed within 15 to 20 working days of instruction. The report is a comprehensive and easy to read document with a clear, colour plan usually printed at 1:200 scale. Digital photographs are supplied to help illustrate particular trees or problems.

Heave Assessment

Heave, an upward movement of the ground resulting from soil rehydration following tree removal, is a possibility in some cases but it is not common. Potential for heave depends on the age of the building compared with the age of the tree, the nature of the soil and how close the tree is. We are happy to provide advice regarding heave and where appropriate provide a comprehensive heave assessment.

Find out about: Tree Root Identification

Litigating Subsidence Claims

Exterior Subsidence Damage

Exterior subsidence damage.

Interior Subsidence Damage

Interior subsidence damage.

Jonathan Cocking is an experienced expert witness with an excellent track record with both insurance companies and local authorities in litigating subsidence claims.

Recent customers

Ashworth Mairs Group, Cameron Durley Consulting, Capita, Clancy Consulting, Crawford THG, Cunningham, Halifax GIS Ltd., Robins Response, Royal and Sun Alliance.

Further Reading

For more information regarding privately owned trees and subsidence, read ‘Guidance on Problems Relating to Council Owned Trees’ on the Kirklees Council website.

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We would like to take this opportunity of thanking you for your assistance. We appreciate that the time restraints have been quite severe and your ability to produce the required report within the time period has impressed us and we can assure you that we shall be recommending your services in the future. Thank you once again.

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