City Wide Underpinning
We are an Australian owned and operated business located in Melbourne South East, Victoria. We are a dedicated and friendly service provider operating throughout Victoria. We strive to deliver exceptional service resulting in complete customer satisfaction.
We are registered building practitioner for domestic and commercial jobs and guarantee all of our work.
Our company is fully licensed and insured and we are backed by Master Builders, Victoria. We’ll look after building permits, engineer’s reports, inspections and soil reports which keeps the process stress-free for our clients.
We’re proud of the many positive testimonials from our valued customers. These testimonials reflect our expertise, as does the high rate of referral that comes from our existing customers. View some of our before and after images below.
What is Underpinning?
Underpinning is the construction of additional, stiffer footings to stabilise or strengthen an existing property. When we specify underpinning in residential properties it is normally to support a house that is suffering from subsidence that needs to be supported on deeper footings.
Footings move for different reasons and not all footing movement requires underpinning. So when is underpinning needed?
Underpinning is useful when the footings for a house or set of units have subsided or dropped for a reason that is unlikely to reverse.
Examples of footing movement that is unlikely to reverse is when a footing that is constructed on loose soil or uncompacted fill.
Underpinning is commonly required for
- Foundation failure due to soil movement
- Second storey extensions on a single storey dwelling
- Swimming pools
- Other types of excavation that require adjacent structures to be supported
Common signs that your home may need underpinning
- Cracking in brickwork and/or plaster
- Gaps between brickwork and plaster
- Gaps around windows and door frames
- Uneven floors
- Cracks in concrete slabs
- Difficulty opening and closing doors and windows.
Monday - Friday
7am - 6pm
Shayne Villiers – Owner
0421 507 947
13 - 15 Heron Close
Blind Bight VIC 3980