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Underpinning Basement

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The best long-term solution for fixing large cracks is to lift, re-level and re-support the building. This level correction process is called underpinning. As the building is re-levelled, the cracks in walls may close or become smaller (readying plaster or render walls for fine patching and repainting). Windows and doors will also usually begin to work properly again. Traditional underpinning or level correction methods involve excavating or digging up parts of the foundation, pouring in concrete, waiting for it to set and then jacking up the building off the concrete blocks

Some time ago, basements weren't meant to be used for actual "living" space. They were used for storage of coal or timber to heat the home, and hundreds of jars of pickles to get you through the cold winter months of hibernation.

That was then, this is now. And nowadays, the basement is one of the feature rooms in a new home, and something that buyers put a lot of stake into when making a purchase decision, and we can make it for you.

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On basement underpinning, V.T.A.C has a process of repairing or re-strengthening an existing foundation of a building. Basement underpinning is usually referred to as a repair method but it is also advised by landscapers for prolonging the durability of a residential building. Homeowners planning to undertake basement underpinning should have a basic understanding of what it entails and its benefits

The most established form of basement underpinning uses a combination of concrete and piers. Some people might refer to this as 'traditional underpinning' but this is actually a slight modification since the earliest form of underpinning didn't use piers. While the concrete adds to the basement's overall durability, the presence of piers increases its load-bearing strength

Basement underpinning is recommended for many reasons:

  • The existing basement is showing signs of extensive cracking, moisture seepage or is sinking into the underlying soil bed.
  • The existing basement is leaking out the internal heat even after repeated, basic repairs with mortar and insulation treatment.
  • The existing basement needs to be strengthened for bearing additional weight as more floors are being added to the house.
  • Construction of large buildings in the vicinity along with moisture-friendly soil has caused large-scale soil compaction below the basement, causing overall instability of the house.
  • Add height to your basement for making it a good and comfortable space to live

A home's foundation is as essential as it sounds. Without a proper foundation, a variety of structural issues can plague a home that could end up costing you scads of cash to repair. But how do you know if a house has foundation problems, and how hard are they to fix?

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