Underpinning is a method of foundation strengthening by expanding the depth or width of the existing foundation, when additional strength is required to enforce the structure or foundation. This is done by pouring concrete with rebar for reinforcement. Underpinning provides an extreme amount of support for even the toughest jobs, and provides owners the peace of mind needed to continue living in structures severely damaged by settling foundations or having areas that need special attention.
Micropiles are a common solution for Underpinning. Micropiles are produced with concrete and highly durable steel with a small diameter casing or threaded bar. Weight capacities are dependent upon the status of the existing soil. The micropiles are installed by a drilling method, which drives the steel casings into the ground.
In order to use Underpinning you must have complete a soil report to determine the status of the bedrock to see the depth of bedrock. If initial bedrock is deeper that 5 ft, Underpinning is not the right solution for your property. In this case we recommend a Helical Pier solution which is more stable and appropriate for lower depths of bedrock. To learn more about Helical Pier systems click here.
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I had a great experience with Ram. He was so thorough with his inspection, and such an awesome personality. He had me take a look at the foundation, as well as explain exactly what was wrong, so I would have a better understanding of the estimate.
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They really are Foundation Experts. Had a couple companies recommend different things, although Built Strong addressed the concerns with the same recommendations other companies provided but also customized the repair and really took the time and resilience to address my homes unique and difficult problems.