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The best underpinning practice is not to dive in and inject concrete in your structural foundations. It is to make a brief report, then a detailed assessment, then engage the work, and finally a post-implementation report. These will be carried out and approved by engineers as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
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- Cracking interior or exterior wall or floor tiles
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- Gaps around windows and doors
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After making an initial report which should take no more than an hour or two, a field engineer will spend time over the next day or two doing a detailed assessment. This will include an exhaustive list of the foundation material, where everything is located, previous plans/approvals, previous underpinning work, and more.
If necessary, They may engage a geochemical engineer to test the soil around your structure to see if problems are being caused by acidity or alkalinity.
After the assessment, the underpinners will know exactly what to do. According to the design, they will ensure the concrete or resin layers are appropriately placed to ‘lock in’ to structure. Along the way, they will share with you any unforeseen issues or decisions that need to be made to stabilise your investment.
What is underpinning, and why is it important for your residence or business?
Foundations are just another part of building infrastructure. Like roads, schools, churches, overhead wires and any other oblique structures in the Western world they suffer wear and tear and ageing. The big difference is where they lie – unseen underneath your financial investment, your home, or your business.
- It was loose or was poorly compacted fill
- It is being eroded by water, slope instability or neighbouring excavation
- Cracking in brickwork and/or plaster
- Gaps between brickwork and plaster
- Cracks in concrete slabs
- Difficulty opening and closing doors and windows.
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- Home Restumping Specialists
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The signs can be picked up with a careful eye. You start to see cracks on the ceiling, on the walls, minor shakes that didn’t happen when you first moved in. If you picture a stack of duplex blocks that have sunk into the ground and caused the blocks on top to wobble a bit, that is exactly what is happening to your structure.
This usually happens due to groundwater, flooding, storm activity, minor earthquakes and aging concrete bases. It is considered a structural threat if your properly sinks over 20 millimeters. When this happens, it is important to get an underpinning assessment done to ensure your property isn’t in danger of further damage,
There are often a lot of questions around the underpinning process that are hard to answer. How much does it cost? What is it exactly? How long will it take to fix? How long does it last. This page attempts to answer some of the Frequently Asked Questions around underpinning in Melbourne.
How long does underpinning work usually last for?
Underpinning using a robust, proven process can stabilise your property for upwards of twenty five years. Poorly done underpinning can mean more revitalisation work.
How long will it take?
In our experience, we have typically found underpinning takes 3-4 days on average, sometimes up to five. It depends on your property, but it is unusual for it to go beyond 4 days unless there are complexities in the work.
How much will it cost?
NB: The cost depends on what is to be underpinned (a garage, a two storey house, a business structure, will all cost different amounts).
Initial reports may only cost $500-$1000, top soil testing $500.
Concrete underpinning may cost between $10,000-$20,000 on average for most small-medium homes, but expect up to $25,000-$30,000 for large works.
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Before you engage engineers and underpinners to create a plan for stabilising your investment, it is important to consider insurance. Our team can help you with this process, but this ensures that your home is defended against the risk of liability.
Any further questions?
This page has been designed to give you an overview of what underpinning might look like, but the reality is every home and underpinning issue is different. We would be happy to assist you in an initial consultation free of charge. Call 1800 449 365or email email@example.com.