Underpinning

Abbey Pynford was founded in 1988 as a specialist underpinning contractor and underpinning remains a core activity.

With a proven track record of successfully tackling challenging underpinning tasks we have developed a suite of sophisticated methods enabling us to offer the most appropriate and cost effective underpinning system to meet any circumstance.

We are also founding members of The Association of Specialist Underpinning Contractors (ASUC), which provides a 12 year independent insurance backed guarantee for work undertaken. The Defects Insurance-backed Guarantee scheme is only available to ASUC members*.

What is Underpinning?

Underpinning is a technique used to transfer the load of a distressed structure to a suitable bearing stratum below ground.

When is underpinning required?

Underpinning is required when a building is subsiding, suffering from ground heave or to extend the existing foundations downwards to enable for example a basement construction.