It’s no secret that a building’s foundations are one of its most important structural elements. For this reason, keeping them in good condition is vital to the structural stability of a building. This is also important for houses, but many homeowners ignore the signs of foundation damage until there’s a serious problem.
There are two main reasons for this: many homeowners don’t recognise the signs of foundation damage and if they do, they’re not sure who to call. As you don’t require foundation services as often as electrical or plumbing work, for instance, the question is often: who can I call to inspect and repair my house’s foundations?
Well, you can call us! As specialist piling and underpinning contractors, we are well-equipped to take care of all foundation services, from design and installation to inspections and repair.
It’s important to recognise when your property’s foundations require maintenance or repair services. If damaged foundations and piles are left without professional assistance, you could run into lots of serious problems – with building collapse being the most severe. Here are a few signs of foundation damage to look out for:
If you’ve noticed any of the signs listed above, it’s time to hire piling contractors to inspect your house’s foundations. Specialist piling contractors will be able to inspect and assess the issue before figuring out the best course of action. The required remedial works will depend on the severity of the issue so it’s always important to have your foundations inspected by a professional. For example, in some circumstances underpinning will be the most effective way to strengthen the existing foundations. In others, the foundations may need to be replaced altogether.
The bottom line is that having your house’s foundations inspected by professional piling contractors can help you avoid costly and time-consuming repair services. With this in mind, don’t forget to give us at Belowground Ltd a call if you’ve spotted the telltale signs that your house foundations are in need of repair.
As piling and underpinning contractors, we’re on hand to take care of any foundation requirements you may have. With offices in London, Bristol and Exeter, we offer our services to domestic and commercial clients across the UK. For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.