The process of reinforcing the foundations of a building by replacing, straightening or adding stumps to give it better stability and durability is called Underpinning. With time, the foundations of a structure become weak because of material decay and shifts because of the movement of soil beneath the ground causing cracks in walls, misaligned doors, cracks in plasterboard, gaps beside windows and broken drains.
While the problems can start out small, if it is left unchecked, faulty foundations can be the cause of major structural issues that can be very expensive to resolve and sometimes even lead to permanent damage.
At Australian Diggers Reblocking and Underpinning, we offer leading foundation repair and commercial and residential underpinning services for delivering proficient solutions on a consistent basis. Upon contact, our underpinning contractors can respond to your foundation repairing needs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We combine our many years of knowledge and expertise and the use of the latest techniques and equipment to deliver quality foundation repair and underpinning solutions, stopping all kinds of foundation problems in their tracks at a very cost-effective rate.
WHAT IS THE COST OF UNDERPINNING A HOUSE?
The greatest factor in underpinning foundation cost is the extent of the damage to the structure of your home. A structural engineer can do an assessment for you to determine this, or you could call us and ask for one of underpinning specialists to do an inspection of your property and determine the scope of required work. Other variables on underpinning costs in Melbourne include the likelihood of earthquakes where you live, the type of soil your house is built on, and the kind of underpinning used. For example, the resin injection underpinning cost could be different than the traditional underpinning cost.
SIGNS YOU NEED UNDERPINNING SERVICES IN MELBOURNE
Not sure if you need underpinning for a wall or other support to your home? Here are some tell-tale signs that you may need underpinning in Melbourne:
- Your walls are cracking
- Your floors aren’t level and appear uneven
- You live in a very old house
- Water is pooling around your home
- Pipes are cracking
- Your building is on a distinct lean
- Doors and windows aren’t functioning properly
- Your underpinning footings haven’t been inspected for a long time
METHODS OF UNDERPINNING THE FOUNDATIONS OF A BUILDING
When it comes to underpinning a house, there are various techniques that can be used. Here’s an overview of the major methods used by our underpinning company:
MASS CONCRETE UNDERPINNING
Underpinning a concrete slab using mass concrete underpinning is suitable in the case of heavy foundation loads and for shallow depth slab underpinning. Dirt below the house is removed in stages, and then concrete is added below the foundation. Mass concrete underpinning is also known as traditional underpinning, as it’s an older technique.
SCREW PILE UNDERPINNING
Screw pile underpinning, sometimes shortened to pile underpinning, uses tall piles that literally screw into the ground. The advantages of this method are that it requires minimal soil and home disturbance, as well as being cost-effective and long-lasting.
Polyurethane injection underpinning involves inserting expansive polyurethane resin into the ground which works to create a chemical reaction that expands and lifts houses, buildings and paving slabs. Expertise is necessary when using this method, as overuse of resin can lead to overexpansion.
WHERE CAN I FIND UNDERPINNING CONTRACTORS NEAR ME?
We’re Located in Melbourne. We can come to you once you book a free consultation.
CALL US TODAY FOR UNDERPINNING IN MELBOURNE
If your walls are cracking, there are gaps around your windows, or your doors and windows aren’t opening and closing properly, you might need underpinning in Melbourne. If that’s the case, give us a call and we can conduct an inspection of your property and provide you with a free quote. Call us today on 0390598040.