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
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?