Foundation Repair

5 Important Reasons Why A Building Foundation Must Restored

A house foundation is something, because of the foundation a house stands for ages and maintain its structural integrity. No matter what’s the size and height of a building, a strong foundation would only give the building strength during tough times, such as heavy rain, worst weather and ecological catastrophes such as earthquake and cyclones. Moreover, over time the foundation gets weaker, therefore, the risk of foundation failure increases over time.

However, if you recognize the foundation problem at an early stage, then you can have the Foundation Repair by underpinning professionals.

Foundation Repair
Foundation Repair

Here Are Some Signs Of Foundation Problems In a House.

  • Wall & floors cracks.
  • Jammed windows and doors.
  • Chimney separated from house siding.
  • Stairs coming away from porches.

Reasons How Foundations Failed And Need Restoration.

  • Soil Type.

The soil is the major part beneath the foundation, the soil stays in contact with foundation, any change in soil directly affect the foundation. The most common type of soil is expansive clay soil, it swells very quickly when coming in contact with proper, as it absorbs so much of water. The absorption of water makes soil expand and contract, and thus the building lifts. The expansions and contraction are based on the level of water, the ups and down due to soil causes damage to the foundation.

  • Inappropriate Compaction Of Filling Material.

Fill material shall go through a proper compacting process, any carelessness during the compacting would make the building weak. Because of poor compacting the foundation become incapable of handling the buildings wait, moreover, this problem can happen because either by use of poor quality material or inappropriate compaction of filling material.

  • Slope Failure.

The failure of slope happens because of mass wasting, which is a term used to define the movement of the earth beneath the building. This may happen due to creeps or sudden landslides, a weak foundation might slope downwards causing disaster. Thus, it’s recommended to have the specially designed underpinning to counter slope failure.

  • Erosion.

Erosion is the most common issue, which causes House Foundation problems. Erosion can happen due to poor drainage, uncontrolled water flow and lack of ground cover. If the problem isn’t identified on time, the surrounding will be eroded, thus underpinning would be the only option to save the building.

Professional Foundation Repair
Professional Foundation Repair
  • Poor Construction.

Poor construction of the foundation is the construction failure. If the certain building code hasn’t been followed such as soil testing, engineer certification during the time of construction. The building would have a weak foundation, thus if your building is poorly constructed, you need to look for foundation repair.

Here are the five reasons following which you should consider the foundation restoration. At Northern Underpinning, we assure you to provide with the best underpinning, our experts are highly qualified and skilled. We offer the affordable underpinning cost and ensure the quality of work. Call on our number for booking the service, we assure you that there’s no one better than us.

Why you should worry about cracked walls

Why you should worry about cracked walls?


Cracked wall in homes is a reason for panic amongst the majority of people in Adelaide. The wall cracks is a serious sign of building faults, structural damage, damaged and failed foundation or sinking. However, some wall cracks is no reason to worry. These cracks might because of seasonal-expansion and contraction, it’s better to not to address those cracks.

How a wall crack is a sign of structural issue?

While small cracks can be quick fix using wall putty and paints, big cracks may be the sign of a structural problem. If there is a problem in opening and closing of windows or door and the cracks are making their through the corner of windows and doors, there is a high chance that the issue lies in structural integrity.

Look for these signs in order to confirm figure out the problem.

  • Check if the wall is sloping, if one side of the wall is bigger than the other. You need to address it on an immediate basis.
  • If you’re feeling that windows are doors are not closing properly or you are using excessive force to open or close the door. You need to take some action.
  • If the cracks are more than 0.5 CM, you need to address it as soon as you can.

How professional fixes this?

When houses are built, the base beneath feet is balanced and flat and each thing lines up perfectly.  After some course of time, the land beneath the house moves, shifts, sinks and reach simply in a different place from when the structure was first built which results in jammed windows, door and cracks.  Thus, the appropriate solution is to turn things back to normal like before, by lifting, levelling and supports the structural integrity through a procedure known as underpinning. By keeping the things normally back to its place, the large cracks can be fixed using a putty and little bit of paint. Your house will become strong and safe while maintaining the beauty.

Moreover, the traditional underpinning is a very long and tiring process. Which lasts for weeks and require excavation, during this you have to vacate the property and the work will cause huge disruption.

Northern Underpinning is expertise in Underpinning methods which is cost and time efficient. We complete the work without causing disruption to in the premises.

Underpinning Service
Underpinning Service

Advantages of Underpinning and levelling the structure.

1) The large cracks in the house would close up and fixed using minor patches.

2) By using our grout injection process, there is a minimal mess, and there will be no disruption in your home, also the environment wouldn’t be harmed

3) There will be no need to tear up the floors or excavating the ground, we directly inject the material underneath the base.

4) Our team finishes the work in just one day.

We have a large list of commercial and industrial business clients who choose and liked our technology and working style. Northern Underpinnings prefers a safe building and won’t compromise with any error, we focuses to deliver quality services to our clients give their property a new strength.