Underpinning

underpinning1underpinning2Underpinning is a construction technique to strengthen or support the foundation of an existing facility, often in conjunction with new, adjacent construction or after a significant natural hazard event (e.g. earthquake). Underpinning may consist of hand-dug pits filled with concrete (see right), piles with brackets supporting below the foundation (see left), micropiles and bracing.

 

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