Flooding by Franklin on a Conveyor of Storms

Whether it is the act of naming storms that has brought them to more prominence or the fact that three of them happened in one week, our latest turbulent weather has again publicised and underlined our vulnerabilities from the changing climate.  Storm Dudley crossed the north of England and brought high winds and damage to...

Using LiDAR to spot Iron Mining in the Weald

The Weald lies in south east England, sandwiched between the North and South Downs, passing through the counties of Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex and Kent. Its name – derived from the West Saxon – means forest and in Old English woodland, indicating an abundant resource that would play a vital role in the historic metalliferous mining...

Supporting Future Cornish Career Success

Groundsure is committed to supporting our Cornish community. Our Cornwall team has been based in the county for 40 years and I’ve been lucky enough to have been part of that for some 30 of those. We are proud to have contributed to a number of local charities and supported institutions whenever the opportunity has...

Going deeper: Groundsure’s mine cavity remediation approach

Cornwall has a long and illustrious history of metalliferous mining stretching back for centuries until the last Cornish tin mine at South Crofty closed in March 1998. While it came to an end, its legacy is still being felt today. Prior to regulations being brought in to ensure safe building practices on Brownfield sites affected...

Secret tunnels: Doors to a hidden realm

Humans are tunneling animals, we may not think we are but we are. We dig our tunnels deeper, further and wider than any other animal. Furthermore, our tunneling systems are complex and unlike anything else in the world. Historical tunneling networks are all around us, they carry water, vehicles and ourselves. We have dug tunnels...

Understanding non-coal mining property risks

What if we told you that we hold over 8 Million data points about past potential mining activity that could affect land and property… And these were all in addition to coal mining – would that make you take a fresh look at non-coal mining risk to your clients? We are delighted to present our...