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What is Underpinning?

Underpinning is a foundation solution often used to restore a foundation’s strength. As time passes, like everything, buildings undergo changes. These might be planned changes, like adding additional floors to a building, or unplanned, like a weakened foundation due to settlement, underpinning. Regardless, if your foundation is no longer strong enough to support the building’s functions, underpinning might be your solution. Our team understands the wear and tear that your structure has likely sustained and can point you towards the right foundation repair solution so your building operates for many more years of business!

What is underpinning used for? 

Underpinning can be utilized in the following situations: 

  • Raise foundations impacted by settlement
  • Increase load capacity of building’s foundation (especially in the event of adding levels)
  • Repair and restore strength to damaged foundations

Elements That Impact Commercial Structures

There are a number of elements that can lead to deterioration of your building’s foundation. Our team can assess yours to see if underpinning and foundation repair can provide a viable, long-lasting solution. Some of the elements that can have a negative impact on your structure include:

  • Original foundation has lost strength and stability over time
  • Structure usage has changed
  • Soil beneath the structure may have been affected by subsidence
  • Excavation of soil may be necessary due to new constructions nearby
  • The need to increase the load capacity of existing foundations arises

The Underpinning Process

The most common sign that your building may need underpinning is when cracks are visible in your foundation. There are several different underpinning methods to choose from, and our team is experienced at recognizing the most efficient method for each individual project.

Underpinning is the process of extending the foundation in depth or range so that the weight of the foundation is distributed more evenly and is better supported. This solution can provide your building with the support and stability it needs to last for generations to come. United Dynamics has provided this service to thousands of satisfied customers, and we’re ready to help you.

A Solution That’s Right For You

Our team can assess your situation, and we make it a goal to lead you to the most efficient and durable solution. Contact us today to ensure your structure is strong and stable for many more years of business.