The importance of earthworks cannot be stressed enough as it is the foundation for the remainder of the structure. At Pinnacle Industries, we are experienced in the processes of Foundation Construction, Sub-Grade compaction as well as Water Reticulation.
At Pinnacle Structural Repairs we pride ourselves in having a clear understanding of a wide range of contributing factors which affect earthworks that include soil behavior, compaction and placement processes, design standards, and the practical limitations of the material to meet the challenge.
At Pinnacle Structural Repairs, we are well recognized, respected and our underpinning or piling services are of a very high standard of quality. We bring an unmatched combination of knowledge, skill, experience and customer commitment to every job or repair we undertake.
Pinnacle Structural Repairs Contractors in Durban
The Crack Repair Specialists of KwaZulu-Natal
Bringing the superb combination of skill, experience and knowledge to every project we undertake, Pinnacle Structural Repairs contractors in Durban has become the go-to industry leaders when a structure begins showing signs of ageing, one sign of which can include troublesome cracks.
As one of the best jack piling and underpinning contractors in Durban, we are experts in our approach. At our company, the team always tries to find the root cause of the problem. We easy handle all kinds of structural damage and our crack repairs are guaranteed to stand up to the immense task of ensuring that a structure remains in the best possible condition for years to come. We are proud to say that we have taken the initiative to design and build a mini piling rig that can get into small areas. Our technical team has over 25 years of experience in piling.
Working alongside a powerful, tremendously skilled 32 man professional team, including both geotechnical and structural engineers, we are more than capable of carefully assessing the structure and determining exactly what kind of work needs to be done, whether it is wall crack repair, jack piling, moving foundations, collapsing foundation, cracked foundations, sinking foundation correction, restoration of foundations or water under foundations. We are experts when it comes to repairing all types of problems relating to structural foundations.
Piling and Underpinning Services in KwaZulu-Natal
Underpinning is the careful and well-thought-out process of providing extra strength to an existing foundation structure, to either prevent damage from happening or halting the damage that is already taking place and harming the structural integrity of the building.
The process is considered a major repair project and one that should not be left to inexperienced companies. One small mistake can lead to a costly, not to mention dangerous, situation that will set you back. The use of the correct method, along with precise planning, is a necessity.
Problems with your foundations can have far-reaching consequences. Rather than ignoring the tell-tale wall cracks that point to foundation issues, it is best to find a solution to the issue.
When would underpinning be considered a necessity?
There are a great many factors that would point to underpinning being something that you should be having a look into. And should you have any uncertainties about whether you need this service, you can always get in touch with the team at Pinnacle Structural Repairs. Some of the examples of underpinning being needed include:
- Soil conditions changing beneath the foundation, causing instability. This is why we work with geotechnical engineers who can establish soil conditions.
- The individual soil characteristics were not correctly taken into consideration during the initial construction phase, leading to instability and possibly wall cracks.
- Instances where the original foundation is either no longer suitable for holding the structure up safely, or where the original foundation is no longer strong enough.
- Work being done on neighbouring structures can also lead to issues with foundations. Work can include repairs, excavations or construction.
- When additional floors need to be constructed underground.
Just as there is a range of reasons why you might require underpinning, there are also several different types of underpinning to be looked at. Pinnacle Structural Repairs will advise you as to which type of structural underpinning will work best for your particular situation and then give you a rundown on what will need to be done to get your foundation back into a safer condition.
Some of the more commonly used types of underpinning for foundations include piled underpinning which is often used when the soil beneath a structure becomes unstable and thus unsuitable for bearing heavy loads. This is not the only reason for using piling. This option is also fantastic for when there is not a lot of access to a construction site or when there are various environmental concerns which relate to soil extraction or the need for limited structural movement during the process of stabilising the foundation.
The options of mass concrete underpinning, geopolymer solutions and jet grouting are also used by various companies operating in this industry.
Wall Crack Repair
One of the most commonly seen occurrences with a displaced foundation (or a sinking foundation), is structural damage, and more specifically cracked walls. Pinnacle Structural Repairs goes beyond the underpinning of all kinds of foundations and also offers wall crack repair as a part of our exceptional services. As the top structural repair specialists in Durban, we’ve perfected the art of each of the services we provide, ensuring that our clients receive nothing but the best.
Stitching and repairs to cracked walls are the simplest and most efficient way to restore structures to their former state and eradicating any instability that might have been caused by the damage.
Of the other services we have available, we can provide our clients with:
- Hand augering
- Groundwater and sub-soil drainage control
- Various types of design work
- Geotech reports
We are a highly versatile and experienced construction group and over the years we have cemented our reputation around being more than capable of delivering exactly what we have promised. Contact Pinnacle Structural Repairs contractors in Durban to find out more about what we can do for you, or to set up a consultation.
> We work in conjunction with Geotechnical and Structural Engineers.
> 32 Professional Staff.
> 25+ Experience of Stabilizing Foundations.
> Full On-Site Investigations.
> Health and Safety Coverage.
> Public liability.
>Technical expertise from Frankie piling.
> All contractors are 100% covered under risk insurance
TOP STRUCTURAL DAMAGE AND FOUNDATION SPECIALISTS IN DURBAN
With years of experience in underpinning and jack piling to repair cracked walls and structural damages due to sinking
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Pinnacle Structural Repairs PTY Ltd. is a versatile specialist construction group that has built its reputation around solid and reliable project delivery. We stand apart for our ability for service excellence in all spheres — no matter how big, how complex, or how remote the project. At Pinnacle, we are well recognized, respected and our services are of a very high standard of quality. We bring an unmatched combination of knowledge, skill, experience and customer commitment to every job.A company you can trust