UNDERPINNING

Caterpillar under house
                                                                                                       Excavation happening before Underpinning starts

 

UNDERPINNING Meaning Of

Underpinning means to “Pin Under”. Pins of concrete or steel are placed under walls or footing to provide these elements additional support. Usually an “Underpinner” is called in after the existing foundations have failed or are about to fail, Some times the “Underpinner” is called to beef up existing footing load bearing capacity as new renovations above are going to add additional loads.

This type of work has significant risk involved hence the need for experienced professionals.

 


UNDERPINNING Methodology

Usually starts with excavation to find the bottom of existing footings and then determine how deep we need to go to accommodate the needs we have. The soil profile will determine the way we go about the underpinning works as the methodology is quite different for sand, clay or below water table. We may need to shore up the soil, carry footings to rock or dig down to new levels for a basement.

Concrete ground piers
                 Ground Piers

 

Load bearing        screw pile

 

                                 Typical sectional concrete underpin of walls to extend walls down.

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