Underpinning is the process of reinforcing and stabilising the foundation of an existing building. It is the construction of added support to strengthen a structure or footing. Underpinning supports the foundation of a property where the structure of it has changed due to moisture and other causes. Underpinning can also be done if the soil is not suitable for building construction.
Many issues in the house can cause sloping or sagging floors and repairing them is not always easy. Deteriorating wood support, foundation issues, improperly installed sub-floors or joists and other issues can all cause the floors to be uneven and saggy. Fixing sloping floors is a lengthy and expensive operation. It can also be a challenge to find the right people to do this job. See why Structural Restoration Services is a preferred choice of residents of Lonsdale.
Who wouldn't want their home to last for as many years as possible? After all, a home is a safe place where most people live the longest. However, many people forget that our houses are held upon by their foundations, which makes the structural integrity of the house extremely important. If the foundation suffers damage, the whole structure is affected, and that’s where the underpinning process comes in.
If you own a house you are always learning something new. You may notice some cracks in the concrete that weren’t there before. While a small crack may not be too alarming, it could eventually turn into a bigger issue.
Any structural imperfections in your home are a cause for concern. They are an indicator of weaknesses in the structure and unstable ground conditions. When they become visible, so do your concerns.
Underpinning is not the solution in all cases - it depends on the causes and local conditions, but once our inspection team confirms that it’s the best option, what then?