WATCH: St Stephen's church foundations fixed with injections
ST STEPHEN'S Uniting Church in Maryborough has a new lease on life after resin was injected into its stone foundations last week.
While the building has stood the test of time since its construction in the late 1800's, cracks had formed in the church's base and walls after the 2011 floods.
It is the first time any structural repair efforts have been undertaken at the site since mid-last century, church council chairman Rollo Nicholson said.
But there is more to be done - the cracks in the building's interior still need to be plastered over, the sometimes damp conditions under the building improved and the front steps fixed.
The jobs will go to tender after the church's insurance provider approves the work to be done.
"The aim of the game is that it is 135 years old (now) and we are hoping it will go that long again," Mr Nicholson said.
Mr Nicholson said investigations were still underway about how to best ensure cracks don't form in the future.
He said several methods to mitigate water damage had been looked into, including increasing the ventilation and airflow under the building or installing a pump to get rid of excess water.