If you're looking for a company who offers services including underpinning in Winnipeg, look no further than Sturgeon Construction Ltd. Our team of underpinning specialists is capable of strengthening your home's foundation if it is stationed on problem soils that constantly expand and shrink.
Why Is Underpinning a Necessity?
Underpinning is used in order to achieve a greater foundation depth or to repair a faulty foundation. It can be a necessity for your home or other structure for a variety of reasons, including:
- Your home's original foundation is simply not strong enough
- The soil around your home or structure has changed
- Natural disasters like earthquakes, flooding, drought and more have caused the structure to move
- It is more cost-effective to repair a damaged structure or foundation than to build a new one
How Do I Know My Building Needs Underpinning?
There are a few tell-tale signs that your home's foundation requires underpinning. If you notice cracks throughout the walls, especially wider than 1⁄4", it is almost guaranteed that underpinning needs to be done. Cracking in the floor tiles or wall tiles, and visible leaning are also signs that underpinning is required. Also, check for gaps around windows and doors, and see if your floors are level.
For more information on underpinning in Winnipeg, call the experts at Sturgeon Construction Ltd. today.