Just before the Christmas break, engineers discovered the sandstone base underlying the concrete foundations was failing.
The headache could potentially add millions of pounds to the project’s costs.
You put tons of concrete onto permeable SANDSTONE that is soaked with sea water and the pressure of winter storms and you are surprised it starts to give.
I think building structures on soft foundations was never a good idea. I believe it may even be mentioned in the bible.
Still you can bet someone is still going to make even more money from this cock up.
and the tax payer will bear the extra costs whille the incompetents at Network rail and Teignbridge council carry on regardless. Time for heads to roll contracts removed and the whole job researched, re-planned and re-budgeted by civil engineering construction experts not cowboy companies, and pen pushers.
As for the incompetents at Teignbridge, you lot voted them in so why are you complaining?
Supposedly the work on the sea wall at Dawlish recommences this month.
So what happened about the engineers checks saying the underlying sandstone was breaking. I assume they have been told they got it wrong?
A report on the local news said a solution had been found and work was starting again.
@leatash....indeed it did, but with no explanation as to how the issue has miracously rectified.
A solution has been found that good enough for me it's the same with any large engineering project there are problems that have not been anticipated solutions are found and work carries on.