This case study is a 1920’s house in TC3 zone repaired by EQC/Fletchers.

The overseas owners returning home after repairs were carried out in their absence and were not happy with repairs. Underfoot Services investigation found that the supposed structural repairs to the cracked and damaged ring foundation were cosmetic and did not meet both MBIE guidelines and the building code. Liquefaction had not been removed from under the house and floor levels exceeded MBIE guidelines and should have been levelled. No geotechnical assessment had been carried out despite the property being TC3 and close to the river. The property is in the process of being reassessed.