Unless you work in construction, it’s unlikely that you’ll have paid much attention to your home’s foundations – or the foundations of any building, for that matter. However, they are one of the most important aspects of any building and from time to time may need to be strengthened or stabilised by the process of underpinning.
As piling and foundation specialists, we at 118 Foundations know just how beneficial underpinning can be across a range of projects. Here’s why:
As previously mentioned, underpinning is a method used to improve the structural integrity of a building. Whether the original foundations of the building have shifted over time or they weren’t installed properly in the first place, it’s important to make sure that your building’s foundations are repaired by professionals to prevent further damage from occurring. Damage such as cracks in the walls and even floors beginning to raise could be dangerous, but efficient underpinning can help to correct these issues.
Increased property value
Even if you don’t plan to sell up in the near future, considering ways to increase your property’s kerb appeal could be incredibly beneficial in the long term. After all, tackling problems such as subsidence and its visual symptoms in advance will mean you don’t have to worry about it while you’re dealing with the additional stress of selling your property. By taking care of such problems, you will also increase your property’s value – a house with strong foundations is much more attractive to potential buyers than a leaning property with cracked walls.
Once your foundations have been taken care of, you’ll begin to enjoy the extra space you may have previously gone without. This is especially true for your basement and the first floor of your property, as these are the areas most likely to be affected if your house is experiencing subsidence. Once your foundations have been corrected, you’ll be able to take advantage of all the free space you’d lost before!
118 Foundations: Specialist piling and foundation contractors based in Manchester and beyond
There are many benefits to having your house underpinned, from protecting its structural integrity to increasing its overarching kerb appeal, so if you think your property may be in need of a foundation repair it’s advisable to speak to the experts.
At 118 Foundations, we’re experts in all matters of foundation services, including piling, ground beams and underpinning, and are dedicated to helping our valued clients in Manchester and the surrounding areas across a whole range of construction projects. For more information about our range of services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team of professionals today.