Why is Underpinning Needed?
Over the years, our underpinning Berkshire skilled team listed a few common reasons for underpinning solutions.
Existing Foundation is Not Stable
The existing foundation of your place must be strengthened if it cannot support the weight put on it by the superstructure to prevent failures. Also, when settlements occur as a result of inadequate foundations, the soil beneath the foundation may be improved to increase its bearing capacity. To strengthen your home's foundation, we offer premium underpinning foundations in Berkshire.
Change Soil Preparation Under Foundation
Soil is compressible and disintegrating and changes over time; therefore, foundations might move. Our underpinning in Berkshire services works on an ideal underpinning solution to improve the soil conditions.
Economical to Improve Than to Build New Structures
It will be more expensive to create a new structure in terms of money or other resources. To save your money, it is better to utilise the available ground area and improve it in terms of structure.
Excavation for an Adjoining Structure
The excavations leave a profound impact on the current structure. Our expert crew of Underpinning Contractors in Berkshire could avoid or reduce the effect with proper shoring.
What Types of Underpinning Solutions Do We Offer?
Our underpinning services in Berkshire offer the following types of underpinning solutions for your residential and commercial property.
Mass Concrete Underpinning
Mass concrete underpinning is the world's oldest and most popular form of foundation restoration. The standard mass concrete underpinning method is a tried-and-true technology that works well for shallow depths of underpinning on dry and stable ground. This entails excavating cavities or holes beneath a weakening foundation and placing fresh mud, concrete, or filler therein. Our underpinning in Berkshire expert crew works on laying mass concrete underpinning by excavating a hole beneath the current foundation and filling it with reinforcement material.
The beam and base method, which is an improvement on the mass concrete approach, entails the construction of a reinforced concrete beam above, below, or in place of the existing footing. Our underpinning construction in Berkshire perfectly constructs the beam underpinning so that beam transfers the structure's weight to several strategically placed mass concrete base points.
Apart from the two mainstream underpinning solutions, our underpinning Berkshire specialists also master the art of different yet modern underpinning solutions. Mini-piled underpinning is often used when shifting the structure's load to deeper, more capable soil. The weight can be carried down to the stable ground at depths greater than five meters using mini-pile underpinning techniques, which are advantageous in situations where ground conditions are unpredictable, or access to the foundations is restricted. Mini-pile installation requires more specialised equipment and expertise when compared with other underpinning solutions.