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What is Underpinning in Construction?
Foundation replacement is the worst-case scenario and can be extremely expensive but not always be necessary. Luckily, there’s another option for homeowners to strengthen their existing foundation without going through all that expense. This method is known as underpinning. Below, we explore underpinning and its key benefits. Underpinning in Construction Defined Underpinning is a […]
Foundation Replacement: How to Put a New Foundation Under an Existing House
Whether you’re a new homeowner or have lived in your home for years, if the foundation needs repair or replacement, it should be a top priority. If you’re looking into fixing your home’s foundation, this blog post is here to help! Here, we cover how to put a new foundation under an existing house and reveal the […]
What Is the Average Cost to Re-Level a House?
Re-levelling a house is a crucial task that may need to be performed to maintain the safety and stability of its foundation. Several factors influence the cost of re-levelling, which can vary widely. Today, we discuss the average cost to re-level a house in New Zealand and the factors that impact pricing. We examine factors such as […]
Best Soil for Building Foundations: Soil Type & Foundation Solutions
When building a home, the type of soil that lies beneath the ground plays an important role in determining your foundation solution. New Zealand has a diverse range of soils, so the best soil for building foundations can vary greatly. It can be difficult to know which soil type you have without specialised foundation services, as it […]
How to Repair Concrete Expansion Joints
With a foundation replacement, the choice of material is essential. Concrete is a popular foundation material. It is incredibly strong, but with pressure and temperature changes, it can shift and crack under stress. Concrete expansion joints ensure your home’s concrete foundation will remain strong, even in extreme conditions. Below, we discuss what causes concrete cracks and how […]
How Long Does It Take for a House to Settle & What Causes It?
When anything enters a brand-new environment, it takes time to settle. The same applies to your home and its foundation. Once built, homes tend to shift as the foundation settles below. Although common with newly built structures, the movement often leads to minor damage. However, in some cases, the damage is major and can cause foundation […]
First Signs Of Foundation Issues At Home
The first signs of foundation issues can be easy to miss, especially if you don’t know what to look for. Unfortunately, minor problems can lead to serious, expensive repairs if ignored or overlooked for too long. A property’s foundation is what keeps your home standing tall and steady. Understanding the initial signs of foundation damage and taking […]