Underpinning Slab Foundations South Woodstock, CT
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Underpinning can be done in one of two ways: one, improve the foundation system by enlarging the existing foundations or adding new foundations, and two, to improve the properties of the soil below the foundations without touching the building at all.
The term foundation repair is terrible for every home or property owner. Foundation repairs occur when the very base of a house, building, or structure is damaged and needs repair. The foundation often needs repair by Underpinning Slab Foundations if the central structure of the building is damaged or the concrete is at risk.
Impact of Foundation Damage: Foundation damage is a serious problem and can have many consequences, including damage to infrastructure, loss of real estate value, equipment malfunctions, and cracks. Due to Foundation damage, buildings and homes become very unstable for adjustment. Symptoms of foundation damage: Cracked brick Cracked foundation Cracked wall Cracked floor Irregular floor Bulk floor Separation around windows or walls.
Why is Underpinning Necessary?
There is a variety of reasons why underpinning might need to be carried out. These are usually related to subsidence issues. Some examples of why underpinning might be necessary are:
- A change in soil conditions under the foundation.
- Soil characteristics were not properly taken into account during the design phase.
- The original foundation is no longer suitable/strong enough.
- The construction/repair/excavation of neighboring structures endangers the current foundations.
- Additional floors are to be constructed underground