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Friday, 25 August 2017

The Sinking Houses of Araromi (Behind Atakumosa Market), Ilesa; Where are our engineers?


Owning a home is likely to be one of the biggest financial commitments one can make in his/her lifetime apart from assuring sound education for the children

A successful Ijesaman is measured by the number of University graduates he has produced and the location of his house(s).

Araromi community is located behind the popular Atakumosa market and in the 70s the area became a popular abode for some elites coming home to construct houses.

 But today many of the houses are experiencing a downward plunge; the foundations are sinking.

Foundations sink for a number of reasons. All involve a change in the ground, which in turn generates movement of the soil on which the foundations rest.


Presently, all these beautiful houses have been abandoned. But I don't think that this is the solution. I want to think that there is a technical solution  What to do if foundations are sinking?

I believe that sinking foundations should be addressed as soon as one notices the warning signs to minimize damage.

Many more of the houses in this area are in the first stage. Where are our civil engineers that specialize  in professionally repairing sinking building  foundations with technologies to minimise disruption. Or when foundations are sinking there are no solutions???

Photos of sinking houses of Araromi (eyin oja), Ilesa..










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