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Pier Replacement

This house is in the Launceston area and required 40 new piers.

Tas Underpinning Site Gallery
Here you can see the old timber piers, sitting on the edge of the concrete pedestals. Most of the timber piers were rotten at the bottom and were tilted and unstable due to the concrete pedestals moving. The floor was propped prior to removal of old piers.










Tas Underpinning Site Gallery
New steel piers


Underpinnings showing traditional bulk excavation,  which is our main method for doing underpinnings.

This is the most reliable method and we are happy to provide a 20 year guarantee on all our works. Owners can actually look in the hole and see what the house will be sitting on. Engineers can visually see and check that the new underpinning foundation will be sitting on rock or high kpa bearing capacity. Any floating rocks or hard crust layers can be penetrated and removed if hit during excavation.

This cannot be done with resin injections or steel bar techniques.

Concrete foundations have been the main material for house foundations for many years and will continue to be so. The main reason why houses with concrete foundations have failed, is because they did not have concrete piers put in during construction, or they were not put in deep enough.

Which is what traditional underpinning does.

Hole for Underpinning