Periods of prolonged dry weather often lead to increased incidents of subsidence claims with insurance companies. Older properties tend to have much shallower foundations than modern properties. Those that are built on clay soils are susceptible to the effects of clay shrinkage, brought about by prolonged dry weather. The foundations can fluctuate in level on a seasonal basis, dropping in summer and lifting in winter as the moisture content of the clay varies. Our engineers can arrange examination of the foundations and laboratory testing of the soils, to establish susceptibility to movement.