As homes and other structures age, their foundations begin to degrade. This is normal, particularly of older houses where the foundations were less well constructed than today’s foundations are. As a result, the structure in question can become unstable. This means that it might sink, rock, or even slant. The main thing to keep in mind is that the structure is unsafe as a result of its unstable condition. This is where the structure stabilization process comes in. The structure stabilization process offers a way to help stabilize a home so that its foundation can be fixed. Let’s take a look at the process.
First, the foundation will be inspected by our professionals in order to determine the kind of structural damage affecting it and how best to repair it. This step is vital in the process, as it gives the team the information they need in order to create the best plan possible. That takes us to the next step!
After the specialists have a chance to investigate the home’s foundation and identify the damage and necessary repairs, it is time for them to come up with a plan. This plan includes how best to repair the damage, how to support the home while the foundation is being repaired, the various kinds of safety hazards that might be present and how to prevent them, and even the specific kind of equipment needed to do the job.
Once a plan has been developed, it is time to begin the structure stabilization process. Sometimes this might include placing the home on hydraulic jacks. The important thing is to get it supported and off the existing foundation. The various repairs are made and the home is lowered back onto its foundation.
If you are interested in structure stabilization, give Basement Underpinning Toronto a call. We are happy to answer questions and get you scheduled for a consultation.
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