Before we get into the benefits of underpinning, we must first explain what underpinning is. Underpinning is a practice used to increase the depth and height of your foundation. Underpinning is often added when homeowners wish to add additional living spaces to their existing property or when the property's foundation is in need of repair.
Now that you have an understanding of what underpinning is, we can now get into how underpinning can be beneficial to your home. Firstly, underpinning can often times be necessary to stabilizing structural issues that have started to arise in your foundation. A solid home starts with a solid foundation, and underpinning can make all the difference when it comes to ensuring the long-term stability of your home.
Secondly, underpinning adds more height to your existing home, and thus gives you the potential to create additional living spaces within your home. Not only does underpinning create additional space above your foundation, but it also opens up spaces in you basement that were previously hidden. Opening up the concealed mechanics of your home can make them much more accessible for proper inspections, improvements and repairs.
So not only is underpinning a necessity when it comes to your home's structural integrity, but it also can open up possibilities when it comes to the design and addition of new living spaces within your property.