Advanced Reconstruction for Subsidence-Damaged Homes

by G. G. Marino,
J. W. Mahar,
E. W. Murphy,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper


To address many of the residential damage-reconstruction problems from mine subsidence a research and development project was undertaken in Illinois. Phase I of this project is complete and has resulted in a draft handbook of advanced abatement and reconstruction methodology. The handbook includes sections on: damage evaluation; various jacking, retrofitting, and cosmetic techniques; and system implementation criteria. These results are outlined in this paper. Additionally, a by-product of Phase I has been the evolution of a 'Material Supplement'. This document contains a compilation of information sheets and manufacturer data on available construction materials suitable for home reconstruction. This project is being funded by the Illinois Mine Subsidence Insurance Fund.

Subject Headings: Construction management | Coal mining | Mines and mining | Rehabilitation | Construction materials | Project management | Land subsidence | Buildings | Illinois | United States

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