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Underpinning

Foundation Underpinning Services in Melbourne

Frequently asked questions


WHAT IS UNDERPINNING?

Underpinning is the process of strengthening and stabilizing the foundation of an existing building or other structure. 

WHEN IS UNDERPINNING NEEDED?

Underpinning is commonly required for:
  • Foundation failure
  • Subsidence
  • Second-storey extensions
  • Swimming pools
  • Cellars
  • Other types of excavation that require support to adjacent structures

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS THAT I NEED UNDERPINNING?

Common signs that your home may need underpinning: 
  • Cracking in brickwork or plaster
  • Gaps between brickwork and plaster
  • Gaps around windows and door frames
  • Uneven floors
  • Cracks in concrete slabs
  • Difficulty opening and closing doors and windows

We offer on-site inspections

WHAT IS THE PROCESS AND HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?

Site Inspection & Quote
An experienced team member will complete a site inspection and provide you with a written quote , indicative start date and duration of works to be completed.

Deposit
You accept the quote and pay your deposit.

Soil Test & Engineering
We arrange a soil test and engineers design specific to your site conditions and requirements.

Building Permit
We apply for a building permit on your behalf, once it is approved we can confirm your start date. Usually within 2-4 weeks of approval.

Work Begins
We will keep you informed of progress along the way and aim to complete works as quickly as possible.

HOW MUCH DOES UNDERPINNING COST?

Each job is unique in size, scope of works and price. Please contact us for a free quote today.

How can I find out more information?


Call Alan on 0408 035 419 for expert advice and a free quote.
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