Why Do You Need Commercial Underpinning?
The following are the two most common reasons why you would need commercial underpinning:
Altered Soil Conditions
The area in and around Adelaide is prone to a range of geological conditions that can lead to foundation problems. Reactive soils expand and contract significantly with changes in moisture content, exerting pressure on the foundation and causing it to shift or settle. This movement can result in cracks, uneven floors, or other signs of structural damage.
Commercial underpinning helps address these issues by stabilising and reinforcing the foundation to prevent further deterioration.
Older buildings and infrastructure may require underpinning due to having weak foundations caused by age-related deterioration or insufficiency during initial construction. These structures often need renovation or restoration, and the foundation may require strengthening to meet modern safety standards.
Commercial underpinning allows for the preservation and revitalization of historic buildings, ensuring their longevity and safety.