Pro's and Con's
CLIENTS SHOULD BE VERY CAUTIOUS OF UNORTHODOX METHODS FOR REPAIRING THEIR FOUNDATIONS
If you think Chemical Injections Underpinning sounds too good to be true you are correct.
In the current market there are companies making claims that simply are not true.
There is NO substitute for solid concrete which is the ONLY way to guarantee your issues are resolved permanently the first time.
Adept's solutions never fail.
Chemical injection where never designed for underpinning, they were designed for temporary slab support only.
Please read the following so your are aware of these important factors when deciding how to repair your foundations.
Please remember the AFFECT THAT CHEMICALS HAVE ON OUR ENVIROMENT
Example of failed resin injection procedure - correspondence with a client: I have subsidence in my foundations around where old clay pipes have been removed. I previously had resin injections completed but it has not addressed the issue and now the roof frame is damaged. I would like to obtain a more permanent solution.
|PRO'S USING CONCRETE||CON'S USING CHEMICAL|
|LIFETIME SOLUTION solid concrete drilled to solid ground and are placed with precision Adept has NEVER had concrete underpinning fail Adept's method addresses the cause to minimise movement to the rest of your dwelling and place concrete support under the affected areas||Chemical Injections FAIL as they are only a short term Solution we know this as Adept is frequently fixing previously injected homes, Chemical injection only fills voids on the surface and does not penetrate deep into the ground. The chemical tends to find its way into cavities under paths, existing storm water and sewer pipes that may have cracks which can lead to additional expense, replacing damaged pipes due to the very small chemical penetration points it makes this is a completely inaccurate method|
|Adept addresses the cause of failing foundations for example no drainage or inadequate drainage systems. We offer solutions and rectify the cause which is a crucial element when fixing foundations||As with all quick fixes they do not address the issues regarding the causes for failing foundations meaning you will undoubtedly experience further issues and would need to engage other contractors|
|Average underpinning takes 1 to 4 days but we never have to revisit and our clients do not find our procedures to be disruptive||Disruptive revisits to top up chemical|
|This traditional method is not as expensive as you may think, although the initial outlay may be more the overall cost is less, you can re decorate your home and complete your bathroom renovation knowing that no further cracks will appear||Considerably more costly as every time the chemical procedure fails this will create further movement to previously repaired internal walls, decorating and tiled areas|
After removal of concrete path it revealed chemical did not go under foundation but filled cavities under path and existing storm water pipe.
Concrete underpinning after failed injection method reveals chemical beside footing not under footing, yet another example demonstrating chemical injection is a 'hit and miss' procedure.
Concrete underpinning after failed injection method reveals no chemical under footing only in existing sewer and stormwater pipes.