Among the many types of home improvement issues, foundation repairs often seem the most daunting. After all, they are responsible for holding up the entire structure. Although different properties will ultimately have a different set of possible solutions, in general, if you need foundation repairs and underpinning as an option, it’s one that’s well worth the investment.
Underpinning is usually the preferred way to repair foundations in the event the structure is unstable, you need to increase the depth, or it’s just too costly to tear everything down and build something new. It affords homeowners the following benefits:
- Strong Foundation: The stronger, more stable the foundation, the less likely you’ll need to have it repaired in the future. If you’ve already had some basic repairs and suspect you’ll need more in the future, have a professional thoroughly examine it to see whether underpinning would be more cost-effective.
- Added Space: Increasing foundation depth allows homeowners to transform a plain or even previously unused basement into a versatile room for study, work, or guests. The additional square footage not only boosts property value, but the room can even be used as a rental unit if it’s large enough.
- Increased Energy Efficiency: If you’re feeling a draft even when the HVAC system is in top shape, and the windows and doors are always closed, the culprit is usually the basement. Over time, this gets expensive. Whether it’s a leak, poor insulation, or both, the process of underpinning can solve the issue, as well as prevent the need for constant HVAC repairs.
If you’re interested in underpinning for either foundation repairs or renovating your basement, contact The Dwyer Company. Having served both residential and commercial customers for more than 40 years, you can trust they know how to handle the job correctly. Other than foundation work, they also offer basement waterproofing, concrete lifting, and soil stabilization. To learn more, visit the website. If you’d like to reach their Ohio office in West Chester, call (513) 777-0998. For those in Kentucky, call the Louisville office at (502) 489-5438 and their Lexington office at (859) 231-0998. They offer free estimates, so there’s nothing to lose.