Underpinning is the method of transferring the load of a structure which is showing signs of subsidence or sinking. The load of the structure is transferred to a new support installed in the ground, there are many different methods of underpinning and here at North West Piling we offer all types of underpinning. We are more than happy to assess any signs of subsidence or sinking on your property and advise you on the most efficient and cost effective underpinning solution for your case.
Underpinning is also used to create a void below an existing building, or to reinforce an existing building. In the latter example this may be used if you are taking out a supporting wall and need to give the pillars which will be holding the weight of the steel more strength to hold the steel and the load above it.