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What is underpinning?
In some ways, commercial foundation repair is similar to residential foundation repair because many of the same techniques, such as underpinning, can be used.
Underpinning is the process of extending the load bearing portions of the foundation to a deeper elevation, usually bedrock.This is accomplished by excavating to expose the foundation, attach the pier bracket to the foundation and using the reciprocal load of the structure. Piles are hydraulically driven to end bear on bedrock. After all piles have been installed, the structure can be lifted back to its original elevation or stabilized in place.