Cracking Bricks mean trouble! They can be a sign of major problems around the corner, which is why it’s very important to address any cracks or movement in your brickwork to avoid more expensive costs in future.
From Ballarat Underpinning Services’ 33 years’ experience, one of the major problems is that many foundations are too shallow. The area between the old foundation and a firm clay base is the problem area – too wet it will subside, and too dry it will shrink.
These two scenarios only have one outcome, your home or building falling away.
If you notice windows or eave quads on corners moving, a popped up window sill, or cracked brickwork in your house, it may be time to consider the benefits of underpinning or restumping your home.
But how do you know whether you need to restump or underpin your home? Both bring your home back up to its original level, But Restumping is traditionally used for older weatherboard homes that sit off the ground on raised concrete or wooden stumps. Underpinning, Which is what we do, is for homes where the concrete foundations are subsiding and falling away, if you are experiencing any of these problems give us a call for an obligation free chat.
Colin Taylor is fully licenced and insured, a member of the HIA and MBA and able to organise all plans, permits and title if necessary.
Call now for a no obligation assessment and quote to save your home from further damage.
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