Underground Mine Support & Stabilisation

The scope of mine workings stabilisation carried out by the company includes projects to access, investigate, provide support or infill abandoned and derelict stone or other mines from underground.

Completed projects have included;

  • Refurbishing existing or constructing new roadways, headings and adits using timber frames or steel mine arches & laggings
  • Constructing new access shafts onto workings
  • Propping and cogging to unstable mine roof areas
  • Rock bolting to unstable roof and sidewall areas
  • Working with the Mine Manager to Mines Regulations requirements
  • Crane operated shaft access and man riding systems, communication, ventilation, lighting, operating and emergency procedures
  • Mine haulage and transport including winch & rail systems
  • Pumping and placing infill materials in underground stabilisation areas - concrete, foamed concrete, PFA paste, grout and sand
  • Constructing barriers and bulkheads to mine galleries from in-situ concrete, grout, blockwork or structural steel to retain infill materials
  • Shuttering underground for concrete or grout barriers including propping & dowelling in restricted working space
  • Use of geotextiles to prevent grout loss into mine discard and to reinforce stepped grout barriers
  • Stowing and placement of sand, aggregates and cement bound stone infill materials using conveyors, pneumatic stowers and mining dragline “slusher” system
  • Installation of bat mitigation measures in mine galleries
  • Investigation and surveys, working with other specialists - geotechnical consultants, geologists, archaeologists, environmental and radon exposure consultants
  • The mines being filled are often beneath residential property or ecologically sensitive areas requiring close liaison with residents and other stakeholders

Project Profiles

To see our Project Profiles for Underground Mine Support & Stabilization, click here.

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  • Member of CECA Midlands Region The Civil Engineering Contractors Association
  • CHAS Contractors Health & Safety Scheme
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  • SAFEcontractor
  • Member of the BDA British Drilling Association
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  • Women into Construction
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