Underpinning is the process of strengthening and stabilizing the foundation of an existing building or other structure. Underpinning is accomplished by extending the foundation in depth so it either rests on a stronger soil stratum or distributes its load across a greater area. The foundation of a home/ building is significant. All underpinning is completed following all building codes, city permits are acquired for the underpinning and all stages of the underpinning are inspected by city inspectors. Maximum General Contracting will provide you with all options when it comes to undertaking the task of underpinning your homes foundation. Underpinning effectively protects and insures the integrity of your homes foundation.
There are many reasons that you may need foundation underpinning, including; instability in the existing foundation, new use of the structure, nearby excavations, increase load capacity of foundation, and also some environmental factors like floods and earthquakes. If the current foundation of your building needs to be strengthened for anyone of the aforementioned reasons, or an unlisted reason, please let us know and we’ll be more than happy to help with your foundation underpinning.
Foundation movement comes in varying degrees, which can cause all sorts of problems; cracking (interior and exterior), leaks, mould, and the list goes on and on. Any buildings health is entirely based on how good the foundation is.
If your house in Toronto is experiencing foundation problems, you should have an experienced underpinning professional assess your buildings foundation movement to determine the severity and provide remediation solutions. Stonehenge Foundations has extensive experience in underpinning buildings and can help fix any building’s foundation problem.