Underpinning is the process of reinforcing an existing foundation by extending it deeper into the soil.
Underpinning is a long-lasting and often cost-effective solution to repair, stabilize and reinforce the foundation of your home, there are several reasons why underpinning may be necessary for a building’s foundation.
The most common reasons include:
- Soil Conditions: If the soil beneath the foundation of a building is unstable or unable to support the weight of the building, underpinning may be necessary to provide additional support.
- Structural Damage: If the foundation of a building has been damaged due to natural disasters, water damage, or other factors, underpinning can help to repair and reinforce the foundation.
- Additional Construction: If a building is being renovated or an addition is being added, underpinning may be necessary to support the additional weight and ensure the safety of the structure.
At Grace Foundation Solutions, we use the latest technology and techniques to provide underpinning services that are safe, effective, and long-lasting. Our team of experienced professionals will assess the condition of your foundation and recommend the best course of action to address any issues, even if underpinning is not the solution for you, we have solutions for all foundation-related situations.
Underpinning is the most conventional method to extend the length, width and depth of the existing foundation into firmer and more stable ground. It involves digging holes down and under the existing foundation and pouring a mix of concrete and steel rebar into them. The concrete is then left to set, creating a new foundation beneath the existing one.
If you notice signs of foundation damage, such as cracks in the walls or floors, doors or windows that won’t close properly, or uneven floors, it is important to take action quickly to prevent further damage. Contact Grace Foundation Solutions today to schedule a FREE foundation inspection and learn more about our underpinning services.
We are committed to providing the highest level of service and ensuring the safety and stability of your home or business.
How we perform foundation inspections.
One of our knowledgeable inspectors will draw a scaled diagram of the home and take floor elevation measurements after thoroughly inspecting the property inside and out.
We only move to step two if an issue with the foundation is found during the inspection. Our inspector will design a repair plan specific to the property and the issues facing it. They’ll then provide you with a scaled CAD drawing of your home, a full report on the findings, and a suggested repair plan based on those findings will be provided.
We will engage any other professionals that maybe required, such as Geotech and or council and complete to plan.
Are you ready to learn more about what’s happening with your property’s foundations?