In construction, underpinning is the process of strengthening the foundation of a building. Additional support is laid below ground level to strengthen the existing foundations, helping to preserve the structural integrity of any building.
For anyone outside of the industry, underpinning can be a somewhat confusing concept. To put it simply, underpinning is a way of repairing the toughness of structural foundations. The structure of your property may be weak for a number of reasons; it could have been damaged by repairs or may have simply lost its strength over time due to general wear and tear.
It’s important that all homeowners are aware of the benefits of an underpinning system. To give you a helping hand, we’ve listed four advantages of an underpinning system.
As mentioned above, your structure’s foundation may need strengthening for a number of reasons. There are lots of different factors that can affect the structural integrity of your building, from extreme climate changes to improper construction.
An underpinning system will make the foundation of your property strong and improve its structural integrity, ensuring that the foundation is strong and protected.
Underpinning can enhance the value of your property. Whether you’re planning to sell up in the future or you simply want to add some value to your home, underpinning will do just this. A proper structure with finished underpinning will be worth more and have a higher value.
Underpinning provides you with the freedom to add new rooms to your structure, along with extra windows and doors that can enhance the amount of natural light that enters your property. If you want to enhance the lighting fixtures or ceiling height of your property, underpinning can be very beneficial.
If you want to update the plumbing and electrical fixtures in your home, underpinning your basement gives you access to all of the mechanics of your home. These include the plumbing and electrical works and insulation and wiring, ensuring you can check to see if they require any repairs or carry out any updates as you require.
At Below Ground Ltd, we have over 25 years of experience working in the domestic and commercial building foundation industry. We’re proud to provide both homeowners and business clients with our wide range of expert foundation and underpinning services. Visit our website to find out more.