Underpinning is a method of construction that sees the depth of the foundations to a building being increased. The soil beneath the existing foundation is excavated and is replaced with foundation material, normally concrete.
Apsley Wall offers a wide range of effective and economic solutions to all types of subsidence problems. We provide a range of underpinning and foundation repair systems, including mass concrete, beam and pier, and cantilever pile and beam underpinning. All of which requires very careful planning and execution.
If you propose to underpin an existing foundation, approval under the building regulations will normally be required. Gaining such approval will usually involve the preparation of a structural design of the underpinning, including the process to be carried out during construction. Therefore we work closely with several structural engineers for underpinning and piling solutions.