Foundation, Concrete and Earthquake Engineering


It stands to reason that when it comes to building work you need to make sure everything is done correctly. It is common sense that you want everything to be to a high standard especially from a safety point of view.

Underpinning is a large part of this. Underpinning works in such a way that it helps to strengthen an existing building. There can be any number of reasons that a building's foundation becomes unstable however that doesn't mean that they have to stay that way. It is obvious that an unstable building is unsafe and so should be looked at immediately. Be contacting an expert building company to carry out underpinning for you, you can get your building back to its former state.

There can be any number of reasons underpinning is necessary. These include:

Underpinning operation increasing bearing area of foundation* The building itself becoming unstable through age and general wear and tear
* The building usage has changed which means it needs to be stronger
* The ground beneath it is becoming unstable through subsidence
* The soil in the ground has changed and is no longer strong enough
* The soil was never strong enough and was built incorrectly to start with.
* Rather than build a new building from scratch you want to build up an old one
* Buildings nearby going up, which has changed the property of the supporting soil

Underpinning is an important part of improving a buildings structure and so is something that should be taken seriously. You should also make sure that any work carried out is done so by a professional, reputable company. If you are unsure of a company to use then just a quick search online should help you find what you are looking for.

Underpinning is great because it means that you can use a buildings existing structure to build up. This can save you both time and money on your building project, essential if you have a budget that you need to stick too.

When hiring a company for any type of building work make sure you get a completion date from them before you let them commence work so that you can time the rest of your work schedule around it.

1 comment:

  1. I was looking for posts on foundation underpinning and I came across this article. I found it to be very informative and well explained. I especially like the bullet points you made about reasons underpinned is necessary. I will soon be hiring a company to do some work for me and I will make sure to get a completion date like you advised.

    Jessie |