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Underpinning

Underpinning

 

Underpinning is the term used when placing new foundations below that of the existing and can actually be used for various application. To increase the current bearing capacity of existing foundations, if the building is settling due to leaks or leaking drains, is moving due to clay heave, or you wish to lower existing foundations adjacent to new proposed deep excavations or to increase headroom within an existing basement.