MG Piling offer a full design and build package for remedial underpinning schemes. The choice of scheme is usually dictated by the ground conditions and our experienced Engineers will forward the most technically appropriate and cost effective solution.
Many different solutions to subsidence can be offered and the selection of the most technically appropriate and cost effective can be made by consultation with our Engineers.
Partial underpinning is commonly undertaken, where only an element of the foundation appears to have failed.
Underpinning should only be carried out by experienced skilled operatives as the existing building is at risk during the remedial works.
The importance of a carefully carried out soil investigation cannot be over emphasised. The means of arrestment of settlement will depend on the results of a thorough investigation.
Underpinning requires an understanding of materials science, combined with an awareness of the hidden distribution of stress and strain unique to a structure and its particular ground support conditions.
Mini piling, traditional mass concrete, beam and base, jacked piles or grouting may form part of any solution.
MG construction Ltd usually works with a local builder who carries out the necessary enabling or reinstatement works such as floor uplifting or dealing with services.
We work with insurance companies and with appointed Engineers and loss adjustors. The works are subject to warranty and full Design Professional Indemnity Insurance.