The Planning Nuts and Bolts of Reinforcing Your Foundation – Part 2January 29, 2019
If there’s anything that the team at VIC Underpinning understands, is those that don’t understand what goes into reinforcing the foundation of your home. We get it! It can be an overwhelmingly confusing body of work, and you’re not really sure why the work is important.
In our last post on the VIC Underpinners blog, we kicked off a conversation around the physical and metaphorical nuts and bolts that guide you along the way. And you’ve already landed on the first one – our blog. It’s been a passion project for us for a while, but more so than that, we hope that it can be the best tool possible for you to make the decisions that make sense for you and yours.
Comments? Questions? You want to see on the blog? Consider us your sounding board. We’re here for you to take suggestions and feedback day and night in a variety of ways. Fan of phone? Great – we love it. More into emails? Not a problem, we’ll respond in a jiff. We’re also always happy to meet in person – it’s our favorite way to engage with those that are most important to us, our teammates and our customers.
On to more nuts and bolts. How do you handle the process?
We’ve discussed the basics. You want to: leap fearlessly, have the initial conversation and trust the process.
Those may seem vague, but they’re important reminders, no matter what phase of the work that you’re going into. What’s up next?
Well, you’re going to want to do your homework. With the VIC Underpinning team at your back, we do most of it for you, but we’ll always want to reiterate the importance of researching other similar companies that can help. When you do your homework, you know exactly what you’re getting into and will never be taken advantage of.
As far as the literal nuts and bolts of the conversation, we’re happy to share every single detail of the work that we embark on.
Restumping means that you’re replacing the stumps on a house that uses a stump subfloor. This is usually with galvanised steel or concrete stumps.
During reblocking, work teams, aided by (here are the key players!) concrete saws and jackhammers, remove the damaged pavement or floor.
Underpinning strengthens the foundation of your home or business and could be necessary for any number of reasons, whether the foundation isn’t strong enough or no longer stable. It can be accomplished in several ways, but specifically ensuring it rests on supportive soil stratums and distributes the load it carries off of a broader area.
We know that it’s a lot of information to take in, but to our above point – we’re here for you. The best ways to get the job done on an investment that’s so important to you, are to leverage resources who know what they’re doing and who truly care that the outcome is exactly what you’re looking for.