If you’re not sure whether your home needs underpinning, there are several things you can look for:
- Cracks in your foundation or walls
- Doors or windows that stick or don’t open and close properly
- Gaps between your floor and ceiling
- Sagging floors or ceilings
- Cracks in your plaster or wallpaper
- Water in your basement or crawl space
- Uneven or sloping floors
If you see any of these signs, it’s important to get in touch with professionals as soon as possible. At JR Southern Underpinning we can assess the situation and determine whether underpinning is necessary. In some cases, it may be possible to repair the damage without undertaking a major project.
However, if the problem is severe, underpinning may be the only way to ensure the structural integrity of your home.
So, what can underpinning do for your house structure?
Underpinning is a construction technique used to stabilize foundations and repair subsidence. It involves excavating around the foundation of a structure, then installing support columns or piers beneath it. This can provide significant stability and strength to the foundation, preventing further subsidence or damage. In some cases, underpinning can even be used to raise a foundation back to its original level.
If you really need to hire underpinning experts, below are the things you should ask.
When contacting underpinning experts, be sure to ask about their experience and qualifications. Also, ask them about the methods they use and whether they have any specialties or areas of expertise. Make sure to ask for references and check them out before making a final decision. Finally, be sure to get a written estimate before accepting a quote.
At JR Southern Underpinning, we will not only secure your home with professional and dependable underpinning services but we will also offer you expert advice and tips to help preserve your property for the long term. Speak to John today by calling 0480 119 248.