Mine Capping and Remediation

Because of our significant experience in mining, structural and civil engineering, Datson Consulting have an in-depth appreciation of dealing with Cornwall’s extensive mining legacy. It has been estimated that there are over 15,000 mine shafts in Cornwall alone, many over 200 years old and significant numbers of them are not shown on any Ordnance Survey maps or abandoned mine plans. Datson Consulting can provide a service to advise and implement mine shaft caps and other forms or mine feature remediation.

How Can We Help?

Datson Consulting can carry out a review of any historic paperwork or past site investigation work together with an on site visit to be able to determine the most appropriate way forward to deal with the mining issue.  Following on from this, costings and Project Management of the mine remediation project can then be undertaken.

With our extensive knowledge and expertise we will work with you to deliver a cost effective solution for your mine related remediation problem.  In conclusion of the project we can provide a detailed report on the original issue, summary of past information and investigations and then describe the remediation project.  In most cases we can finalise with the statement that the property is “both mortgageable and suitable for buildings insurance” on behalf of the client.

With our extensive experience of working close to buildings we can also advise on temporary works to undertake mining remediation in the immediate vicinity of structures, complex access problems and provide innovative and alternative solutions to difficult individual cases.

We have experience in working on projects from just £5,000 up to £350,000 and can engage site investigation teams, designers and suitable experience contractors for the project.

Please contact Datson Consulting for an individual discussion and tailored anticipated fee estimate for this type of work.

Type Of Work We Can Advise On

Shaft capping and plugging of abandoned lode outcrop workings.

Grouting and infilling of voids from surface and underground.

Installation of piling or underpinning together with structural repairs to mining affected buildings or property.

Geogrid system ground installation and reinforcement over mining affected areas as an early warning system.

The use of suitable grills, fences and barriers to protect & prevent unauthorised access to shafts and underground workings.

What our clients say...

"I have worked with Nick Datson over the past 13 years. He has always been extremely professional and committed in his work at all times and I would have no hesitation in recommending him for any engineering or building services. Always responsive, keeping all parties fully updated, he will be a valuable asset to anyone that engages his services."

Kevin Chellew

Director, Allied Solutions Ltd, Swansea

"We would like to convey our thanks to Nick Datson of Datson Consulting Ltd for his work involved in the insurance claim for escapes of water to eight cottages in our holiday home business.

He has been excellent to work alongside & carried out his project management role in a quick and efficient manner. We would recommend this company for their professional services to anyone involved with an insurance claim to act on their behalf."

John Hick

Director, Pendra Loweth Management Ltd

"Since 2006, Nick Datson of Datson Consulting Ltd has proven to be an excellent partner for Cunningham Lindsey in the project management of subsidence and other insured peril claims from the insurance industry.

He continues to produce a high level of professionalism and technical know how in dealing with this specialist field of work."

Mike Collier

Engineering Manager, Project Managed Subsidence Services Cunningham Lindsey

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