Underpinning

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UnderpinningGenerally, the soil underneath the foundation of a building sinks over time. This is why one needs underpinning to rectify the problem.

Understanding why underpinning is important is necessary for both commercial enterprises and homeowners alike.

This is usually a construction process that involves exposing the foundation so as to remove the loose soil and fill it with materials like concrete. You will find out that this is also an important task if you intend to add floor or two.  It is important for anyone thinking of underpinning to be aware that when the work is done in a haphazard manner, it will present more risk and seriously damage an already weak foundation.

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One has to hire experienced designers building contractors and structural engineers for this task. This is what we do here at CAG Construction Corp. we offer complete solutions for this and many other related construction issues. Evidence that there is a need for underpinning and foundation repair work comes in various forms. Sometimes, you could spot enormous cracks that develop suddenly across walls, floor tiles may start wobbling or become uneven, sometimes windows and doors creak, and walls could puff up on one side of a building. These are serious signs showing that there is most likely a shift in the foundation of the building and should be attended to immediately before more damage is done.

Underpinning a building or a basement is no simple task. It is a sophisticated engineering process that should be done right. The soil underneath your property might be moist or loose as a result. To fix this you might need realignment and beam support, stabilizing the foundation by utilizing earth retention technology and waterproofing the drains inclusive of the exterior footing, or reinforcing the whole structure with lateral and vertical supplements. Do not get stressed over this issue. Call us, and let the experts do the work.