Wolverley – Underpinning
The house in question was suffering minor cracks in floors, walls and ceilings that were more of an aesthetic issue than a major structural one at the stage when the underpin was completed.
We dug test pits around the house and commissioned a respected underpinning expert to report back on the findings. The house was confirmed as sound from a structural point of view, so an insurance claim was not required or possible. The owner however wanted to stop all movement in order to stop having to redecorate due to small movements.
Since the house [built in the 1960’s] was constructed on a thin foundation in a sandy area a conventional concrete underpin was recommended. Due to the fact that bedrock could be located, the underpin did not need to be continuous and so we planned and carried-out a sectional underpin taking in the main load bearing areas of the house and safely providing a complete concrete support structure for the property at a very competitive cost.