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A local structural engineer could inspect any areas of suspected subsidence and advise on underpinning as means of solving the problem. When a job requires a professional tradesmen, you can speed up your search significantly through Plentific. Using Plentific’s service, you can generate a bespoke list of the best tradesmen in your local area offering the expertise you need for your job. You will also be given quick access to customer ratings and reviews to help you compare your choices and make the best hire.
What do you need to know about subsidence/underpinning inspection?
Your structural engineer will visit your home to assess the extent of movement and associated damage. You will receive a report summarising their findings, which will contain your engineer's opinion on the cause of the damage, as well as the likelihood of any further problems. They will then advise on solutions and measures to fix the problem, one of which could be underpinning. Your structural engineer will likely be able to recommend tradesmen to fix your problems, though if this is the case remember to wait and compare your options.
Underpinning is a solid foundation laid below ground level to support or strengthen a building and can be in the form of traditional mass concrete underpinning, concrete padding or reinforced concrete beams or slabs.
Remember to check the qualifications and experience of a tradesman before making a hire, and be sure that they are adequately covered against accidental damage and liabilities. They should also offer a guarantee in case their work is incorrectly done.