Foundation Underpinning Ottawa
When any building in Ottawa needs its foundation strengthened with added support, foundation underpinning is the process that accomplishes this task. What it entails is creating an extension of an existing foundation, making it sit deeper and in some instances wider to enable a better distribution of the building weight. The result of underpinning is great stabilization and weight capacity.
There are various scenarios where this process may be necessary to regain the initial stability of the structure or to increase it. One such scenario is, it may become a necessity because of a major excavation located within the vicinity of your house or building. Another might be the structure needs a greater load capacity because of a change in the use of the building.
Rest assured that all work performed follows the guidelines set by all local building codes. Furthermore, all Ottawa permits that are needed for an underpinning operation are acquired making the required inspections run smoothly. In addition, we present you with a complete set of options available for the execution of this type of project. Underpinning will protect a structure from earthquakes and floods, which can devastate a house or commercial building.
Foundation Underpinning FAQ
What is foundation underpinning?
Foundation underpinning is a repair method used to reinforce and stabilize a foundation that has been compromised due to soil instability or other factors. It involves excavating the soil beneath the foundation and adding new support to strengthen the foundation.
When Do You need foundation Underpinning?
Foundation underpinning is typically required when a foundation has been compromised due to soil instability, poor construction practices, or other factors that have caused the foundation to settle, shift, or crack.
Cost of Foundation Underpinning
The cost of foundation underpinning can vary widely depending on a variety of factors, such as the size and complexity of the building, the severity of the foundation damage, the type of underpinning method used, and the cost of labour and materials.
Foundation Underpinning Process
The process of underpinning typically involves excavation, installation of new supports, load transfer and backfilling.
How do I choose a foundation underpinning contractor?
Choosing a reputable and experienced foundation underpinning contractor is crucial to ensuring that the work is done correctly and safely. Look for contractors who are licensed, insured, and have a track record of successful underpinning projects. It is also important to compare the cost, timeline, and scope of work before making a decision.
Is foundation underpinning covered by insurance?
It depends on the specific insurance policy and the cause of the foundation damage. Some insurance policies may cover foundation underpinning if the damage is caused by a covered peril, such as flooding or earthquake, while others may not cover underpinning at all. It is important to check with your insurance provider to understand what is covered by your policy.