Brick Pier Foundation Repairs
Adept specialises in both brick pier foundation repairs and cracked brick wall repairs for both residential and commercial buildings in Sydney and the Central Coast. A lot of buildings are built on brick piers with shallow brick foundations that support the structure, load bearing walls and roofs, but over time these brick piers can degrade, shift, sink or crack, resulting in severe structural problems.
More often than not however, the first signs that you need a brick pier repair job is when you see cracks in the walls and floors, gaps under skirting boards, cracked cornices, uneven or sinking floors, or doors jamming; all of these signs can be due to problems with sinking foundations.
At this point, it’s clear that you need the expertise of pier repair specialists to assess your foundations and decide on the best course of action. Whether this involves rebuilding a few brick piers on concrete pads in key areas or a more extensive pier replacement, it’s essential that this remedial work is performed as soon as possible to prevent the problem becoming worse.
Brick or steel piers?
Options for pier replacement include setting steel piers in concrete footings or rebuilding the brick piers on concrete pads. Our pier repairs focus on bricks and concrete, as these provide the best structural support for most buildings. The only reason you might opt for steel piers is if the piers are more than 1.5 metres high, this will reduce labour costs.
Fixing cracks in walls can only be done when you have repaired the piers and any underlying issues that led to the foundation problems in the first place. There’s no point in paying for a wall crack repair job, when it’s only going to happen again, if the piers aren’t fixed.
With nearly 40 years’ in the building and construction industry, you can trust that we know how to repair a broken wall! We can recommend numerous rectification procedures in relation to cracked brick work/render/plaster.
The Adept team services a vast area between the Central Coast and Sydney, including:
• Bella vista
• Castle Hill
For more information on our brick pier foundation and cracked wall repair services, call our Expert house underpinning and foundation repair specialist in Sydney on 02 4363 2828 or shoot us an email.