One of the key problems that can affect structures of all kinds of subsidence. Building subsidence damage occurs when movement in the ground causes the foundations of the building to shift. This is usually due to the ground losing moisture, which can be caused by prolonged dry spells, or an increase in trees and plants around the building absorbing more water than usual from the soil. Conversely, too much water in the soil can also lead to building subsidence; this is often caused by faulty drains, or changes to the water table.
The solution to building subsidence is underpinning. This process involves extending the foundations of a building to shore up its supporting system and strengthen it in place. Often, it can be more effective to underpin the existing foundations of a building rather than wholesale constructing new ones.
At Fallon & Co, we have a dedicated team of underpinning contractors who are experts in their field. If you’re experiencing building subsidence problems then don’t despair — get in touch, and we’ll sort it.
Our Underpinning Capabilities
Fallon Piling Limited is privileged to have a skilled engineering team capable of designing the most cost-effective solutions for any underpinning or foundation project.
With our comprehensive range of restricted-access equipment and techniques, we can gain access to even the most restricted sites, and install a range of mini piles of various types and diameters, tailor-made for your underpinning foundation requirements.
We’ve got more than 25 years’ experience as one of the UK’s leading specialist underpinning contractors. Whether the project is large or small, it will almost certainly be within Fallon & Co Piling’s capabilities.
Our Underpinning Services Include:
Preliminary structural survey
Our team will get to grips with the specifics of your property’s situation, and assess the underpinning or foundation work that needs doing.
Full in-house design
Don’t worry if you don’t know the first thing about underpinning or subsidence — our team will design the solution that works for your property.
Piled raft and cantilever schemes
We have capabilities for both heave and subsidence situations — that is, movement of building foundations upward or downward.
Restricted access equipment
Don’t worry if your property or its foundations are hard to get to — we have a comprehensive selection of restricted access equipment designed to work on challenging sites. Whether there’s low headroom or limited space on site, our team will have the tools for the job.
Building regulation submission
We can make sure that all the work that needs doing is approved, above board and compliant with the latest building regulations.
Conventional or piled solution
Our team will always strive to offer the solution that provides the customer with the most cost-effective resolution to their issue.
Specialist reinforced concrete workers
Our team are experts in reinforced concrete — you can be sure that you’re in safe hands.