If you’ve started to notice cracks in walls, sinking or sloping floors or having trouble with doors and windows that won’t close properly, it’s likely that your building has structural issues. These are often caused by a number of factors including unstable ground, extreme weather conditions such as flooding or droughts, leaky pipes or inferior foundations. Once these cracks start becoming more significant is a big indication that steps need to be taken to fix them.
No need to worry about a complete rebuild, there are a number of solutions to rectify the problems, especially when addressed sooner rather than later. Before selecting which method to use, consider your property and which solution will work best for you and your budget.
This method is the tried and tested option. For more than 100 years concrete underpinning has been the go-to choice for fixing compromised foundations. The process is somewhat complex, however, it’s more cost-efficient than resin injections and is more suited to a larger range of jobs.
Concrete underpinning involves digging underneath the home then pouring concrete into the space. Once this sets it becomes a new foundation.
An alternative to concrete underpinning is resin injections. This is an equally effective, more modern approach to fixing the foundations. Once injected into the foundations, the resin expands and fills in voids and gaps, placing pressure on the ground and compressing the soil. This will eventually cause the house to rise and return to its original state.
This process is cleaner and easier than concrete underpinning, however it can be a costly project.
In order to make the best choice for your project, it’s important to talk to an underpinning expert.
For more information about underpinning in Brisbane, contact the experts at Raise My House.