Concrete is one of the most widely used material in construction today. And one of the widest uses of the material is for building foundations. It is a highly durable material and typically, very reliable. However, over time, it does start to lose some of its integrity, and before long, it will begin to crack, crumble, and even shift position. When you have the weight of an entire building relying on yours, that can’t be allowed to happen and you must be able to maintain your foundations to be strong and secure. So, when you start to notice the first signs of any changes, you are going to want to have it dealt with right away. And, at Bore Water Drilling Services Sydney, we can assist you with that through our expert underpinning service.
What is Underpinning?
The most guaranteed way to restore strength and stability to an affected concrete foundation or basement, underpinning is our go-to solution. It involves getting below the surface of the concrete installation and finding weak or loose points, to install pins into. The pins will be tightly attached to the concrete installation and will bore even deeper below the earth. We’ll aim to find a solid spot of ground or bedrock and make sure that we can drive each pin securely into this. That will add plenty more support to the installation and in turn, bring more security and durability to your home or building as a whole.
With your foundations, you must be able to reach a strong and secure base beneath the surface of your property. That means hitting a reliable and stable rock surface, which is going to add support to the rest of the structure. And, when your foundations have failed to do this successfully, underpinning will be able to reassert a stable base. It’ll also add a lot of new strength which wasn’t previously present, meaning that you can likely expect to see many more years coming from your home foundations.
Basements are typically weaker than a standard, poured-out foundation, and finding a crack or a shift can quickly turn into something more serious. So, when you first start to notice an issue, you must be reacting to it quickly. And, there is no better way to solve a failing concrete basement fast than by using the underpinning method. Guaranteed to resecure the position of your basement in the ground and better secure its alignment, this is going to mean that your home is sat atop a much more stable base.
Patios and Decks
While not requiring the same strength as your basement or your foundations, a deck or a patio still needs to maintain a stable base. But, once the installation starts to lose its hold with its base, underpinning is going to be the wisest solution. So, give our team a call and allow us to take care of the job, and we’ll have your deck or patio back in place in no time.