Saturday, 21 June 2008

Monitoring the Cracks

Duck down the side of the Abbey in Preuilly, and there are some very interesting architectural details to be seen.

This weathered archway has a crack which must have caused enough concern to result in the application of a gauge to measure the movement. Happily, it appears that the crack has been stable - at least since 2003, anyway.


Susan

For those interested after Thursday's post; EDF have actually refunded a fair portion of our payments for electricity. I guess now I will have to update our meter reading online after every trip to Preuilly.
Simon

Simon

2 comments:

wcs said...

What a great idea - I could use a few of those gauges around my house!

Susan and Simon said...

Walt - they are widely used in heritage conservation. The website for the company who made this one is http://www.jauges-saugnac.fr/
Susan