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Is it true that the houses in Chafford Hundred, Grays, Essex are sinking?

Asked on Feb 27 2012, General in Grays | Report content

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  • I have asked for a check of the subsidence history and risk for this area and can't see any high subsidence risks in this area. (localised to RM16 postcode). So if you are having trouble getting a home insurance quote try homeprotect for your home insurance needs.

    Answered on Apr 2 2012, Report content
  • No, a myth. I am the local independent chartered building survey and live in Chafford Hundred myself. I have lived here for twenty years and have heard this myth so many times. It is utter nonsense. Chafford Hundred stands on chalk and ballast bedrocks that were laid down millions of years ago when the region was south of the equator and moving north under warm and shallow seas. Chalk is a sedimentary rock made of calcium carbonate (a constituent of concrete) and ballast is, well, a beach!

    Web reference: http://adrianjsingleton.co.uk

    Answered on Dec 14 2014, Report content

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