When Does Underpinning Become a Necessity? 

You will undoubtedly take all possible measures, including the installation of the highest quality locks, alarm systems and adequate lighting to keep your home safe and secure, but have you ever thought that, at times, the problem may not lie with intruders but the structure of your home? Maintaining the structural integrity of your home is vitally important, yet sometimes there is nothing you can do if the soil around the foundations changes. Under such circumstances, you will have to call in a professional, such as our team here at SR Gill Builders, based in Northampton, to strengthen and stabilise the existing foundation of your home. 

What is Underpinning? 

Underpinning is essentially the process of strengthening the foundations of your home. This requires certain expertise and knowledge, which is why you should select R Gill Builders Ltd to help ensure your home will stand for years to come without sustaining damage or posing a risk to you and your loved ones. 

When is Underpinning a Necessity? 

There are many different circumstances when underpinning could become a necessity. Some of these include: 
The foundation of your home is no longer strong or stable. 
There has been a change in the usage of the building. 
The properties of the soil around the foundation have changed. 
The properties of the soil during the construction process were mischaracterised. 
You are building another structure in the vicinity which requires the soil around the foundation to be dug out. 
You are adding another storey to your home and the original foundation is not strong enough to support it. 
A natural disaster, such as a flood, has caused the structure to move, resulting in the foundation needing to be stabilised. 
We at S.R. Gill Builders have been in this field for many years and have a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise. We use different underpinning methods, depending on the circumstances, to ensure we are meeting the needs of your property in the most effective manner. So, if you are concerned about the foundations of your home, contact us today and we will be more than happy to conduct a site visit to assess your property. 
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