Sometimes a building’s foundation needs to be strengthened through the use of underpinning. Underpinning can be done during construction or remodeling. A visible sign that your home may be in need of underpinning is when cracks appear. If the cracks are 1/4 inch or larger or run diagonally, you should contact Basement Masters Waterproofing as soon as possible.
There are several reasons why your home may need underpinning from Basement Masters Waterproofing.
Reasons for Underpinning
If you are unfamiliar with underpinning, you may wonder why your house would need it. Here are a few reasons that Basement Masters Waterproofing would recommend underpinning for your home.
- A weak or unstable foundation
- A natural disaster like flooding, drought, or earthquake has caused settling or move
- The purpose of the structure has changed
- It is more economical and effective to repair the current foundation, rather than building a new one
- The soil supporting the foundation changes through natural causes like sinkholes or were mischaracterized prior to construction
There are other reasons that a trustworthy contractor may suggest that underpinning is the solution for your situation. It is important that your foundation is stable and secure, protecting your property and the people in and around your home.
The Underpinning Process
Basement Masters Waterproofing has years of experience performing underpinning projects in the Virginia and Maryland area. Our professionals will dig out about eight feet and excavate under the footing. We’ll then pour a retaining wall around the interior of the foundation. This underpinning, also known as benchpinning, will strengthen your home’s foundation and keep it stable. By underpinning, you will bypass the bad soil, making sure your foundation sits on strong soil or bedrock.
Contact the underpinning professionals at Basement Masters Waterproofing today and make sure your home is stable, safe, and secure. We look forward to working with you and making your home comfortable.