The Benefits of Underpinning a Property

Posted on 27th March 2019 Under Blog

In order to ensure that an existing property is not going to collapse, a process called ‘underpinning’ may have to be carried out. After all, this structural solution is the most effective way to combat the signs of subsidence and it does so by transferring the load of the building onto supports that have been crafted with quality in mind. Here at Rhino Piling, we offer every type of underpinning and want our readers to recognise the benefits that this process can offer properties that may be afflicted with subsidence or sinking. Read on to find out more…

Structural Integrity

Subsidence occurs when the soil that a property has been constructed on shifts and this can be due to a variety of different factors such as moisture loss or chemical composition. As a result, the structural integrity of an entire structure can become compromised which means that underpinning is required in order to secure the foundations and prevent further occurrences of subsidence.

Stronger Foundations

When a property is first constructed, the main structure is placed upon ‘foundations’ that are supposed to be able to bear the weight of the full building. With this said, these foundations can deteriorate in quality overtime, putting the stability of the structure at risk. By investing in underpinning, the foundations of a property can be reinforced with strength in order to ensure that the build isn’t a safety risk.

More Space

In older buildings and homes, walls were installed with stability in mind; however, these supports can take up a lot of valuable space. Since underpinning can provide a property with all the support it needs, it is actually possible to remove these walls in order to open up a room and make use of a much bigger space. In fact, this is a very popular process for homeowners with a basement.

Whilst property owners may be hesitant about investing in something as invasive as underpinning, it is often the most appropriate solution for properties that are affected by subsidence or buildings with poor foundations that are no longer strong enough to bear the weight of a structure anymore. Here at Rhino Piling, we like to cover all the bases when it comes to underpinning and that is why we offer all four methods. To request an assessment of your property, get in contact with the best piling Manchester has to offer and speak to a member of the Rhino Piling team today!