AOC provides new foundations following devastating explosion

AOC Services: News

In February 2016 in Haxby, a quiet residential area on the outskirts of York, a fatal explosion caused catastrophic damage to a detached home and severe damage to the surrounding houses.

Left with nothing but a pile of rubble where the house once stood, and a dozen further homes in the area affected, AOC Demolition were contacted by the site to accompany forensic teams to help stablished the cause of the blast, which was later determined as a fractured gas pipe.

Our skilled machine operatives carefully removed the layers of debris, and respectfully cleared the blast site which had devastated the local community. The adjacent properties were then deemed unstable by structural engineers, which led to our team being further appointed to facilitate the demolition and site clearance of the entire area, leaving foundations ready for the properties to be reconstructed.

Despite the upsetting nature of what happened at the site, we were proud to have been part of the process in allowing the residents to begin the journey of rebuilding their homes, and their lives, by providing a solid foundation to start again.

With vast experience in handling emergency call outs, you can count on AOC to handle things with care, respect and efficiency at all times. Should you ever need the support of our team in a similar situation, call us on 0161 707 7017 and we’ll be there.