If you’ve noticed zigzag patterned cracks in your walls, unlevelled concrete slabs on driveways or pathways, or doors and windows jamming, chances are you have a subsidence problem. This is a serious issue that can easily ruin your home’s foundation and affect the value of your property.
How much does underpinning cost Melbourne?
Underpinning Melbourne can be an effective solution for subsidence problems in Melbourne and other areas of Australia where soils have a tendency to subside due to dryness, moisture or the fact that they’re too reactive. Typically, underpinning is performed using one of two engineering procedures – concrete underpinning or resin injection – to strengthen the base of your foundations and prevent subsidence.
The cost of underpinning a home will depend on the extent of the problem and damage. Chemical underpinning (polyurethane injection) can be less expensive than traditional concrete underpinning, as it is much easier to perform and requires less excavation work.
Unlike other methods of underpinning such as mass concrete and steel pile underpinning, chemical underpinning is a much less invasive method which results in a stronger outcome without the need for large amounts of excavation. It is also quicker and can be completed in a fraction of the time compared to other underpinning methods.
Underpinning can be a costly and time-consuming process, but it is a necessary process to prevent further structural damage in the long run. If you suspect that your home is subsiding, contact us today to get a free quote for our ground stabilisation solutions.