Underpinning and foundation gta general contractors toronto

House underpinning. Why do you need it?

Foundation and underpinning GTA General Contractors
Foundation and underpinning
When cracks begin to appear on external and internal walls of a building, this generally means that there are certain stresses and strains compromising the structure’s foundation. This can be caused by many reasons including soil movement, erosion, and even earthquakes in some instances. Foundation movement comes in varying degrees, which can cause all sorts of problems: cracking (interior and exterior), leaks, mould and various other. Any buildings health is entirely based on how good the foundation is. When cracks begin to appear it may be time to think of further supporting the foundation by the use of underpinning.


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. Conducting underpinning has various advantages to the owners of the house:


  • Underpinning the walls stabilises the structure and gives increased strength thus increasing equity

  • Underpinning reveals the hidden mechanics of the structure allowing correction and improvement

  • Process of foundation works
    Process of foundation works
  • Overall the owner will benefit in long term energy saving, safety and comfort

  • Can often add value to the building and also have its own economic values

  • If conducted early enough, before serious damage to the structure, underpinning can lead to major savings by avoiding huge spendings.

  • If your house is experiencing foundation problems, you should get assessment by an experienced underpinning professional to determine the severity and provide remediation solutions. GTA General Contractors have extensive experience with the full range of shoring and underpinning techniques to provide foundation stabilization for your structure and fix any building’s foundation problem.


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