Are your walls cracking, your floors sinking or your doors jamming?
Don’t Ignore the Signs?
We all remember the the children’s story, “The Three Little Pigs,” and from that, it is easy to believe that brick-built homes in Sydney will last forever. Pier replacement is required when the existing brick piers under the subfloor have failed. This can be due any number of factors including poorly built piers, salt-affected piers or even piers sinking due to weather conditions or settling foundations.
Piers are an integral of many homes. They are used to keep the floor off the ground and provide your home with a damp-free living space. Prior to the advent of insulated concrete slabs, many Sydney homes were built on piers, with sandstone, brick, concrete and steel all being used across various builds.
Almost all homes built in and around Sydney prior to the 1980s were built on brick piers with a brick foundation embedded into the ground. Due to the factors noted above, we see the deterioration of this mortar which can lead to, or be a result of water seeping into joins and cracks.
After 40 years of this treatment, it’s easy to understand why bricks and mortar become brittle and powdery resulting in the sinking of your home, most visibly highlighted by jamming windows, creaking floors and other surfaces losing their levelness.
Many renovators in older Sydney homes will attest to the fact that movement of around 100mm (4 inches) can have a massive impact on any renovation work despite appearing virtually unnoticeable to the naked eye.
If the floor of your home is out of level, you can be assured that there is going to be strain across the entire structure and eventually something will have to give. When you consider the value of housing in Sydney, a crumbling foundation isn’t just a structural issue, it can be a significant financial issue to your bricks and mortar investment.
Timely repair or replacement of these piers not only resolves this issue, but is also much more cost effective than major rectification works requiring re-plastering, bricklaying, re-concreting and re-painting.
There are many factors that can lead to the deterioration of building foundation requiring the replacement of piers. Many homes throughout Sydney’s inner-west show signs of disrepair due to the age of homes in these areas. From Ashfield to Strathfield and many of these well established suburbs, BillCorp replaces piers in Sydney from the inner west and beyond. With our skilled tradesmen, you can be assured that your bricks and mortar investment is in good hands.
Fortunately, there is an easy solution to this common problem experienced by Sydney property owners. Contact the team at BillCorp to discuss pier replacement in Sydney and have one of our trained experts come out to assess the situation. We can then recommend a course of action to return your property to complete structural soundness. With over 25 years of experience, you can trust that our team will quickly isolate and find a solution to the problem.
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Introducing Uni Pier - Superior Pier Replacement Solution!
These sorts of situations cannot just be rectified with a chemical injection as some repairers will tell you. Regardless of the cause, ignoring the warning signs of your home shifting can lead to serious damage to the structural integrity of your property. Typically, residential brickwork repairs are required when brick piers need replacing. Billcorp are the experts when it comes to pier replacement in Sydney.
At BillCorp, we highly recommend and use Uni Piers which are a superior pier, replacing brick piers, concrete or timber stumps or painted steel posts. These piers are “maintenance-free” and can be simply adjusted over time due to their adjustable heads. This is a perfect pier replacement system for Sydney homes as shifting grounds over time will no longer require a complete replacement again.
Uni-Piers are a smart but simple pier replacement system for Sydney homes that are designed to replace brick piers in Sydney. They are a far better alternative to concrete or timber stumps that in the past have been traditionally used as sub-floor or underground supports.
When completed, the piers are adjustable to the necessary height, so can eliminate many of the inaccuracies that can often occur when using concrete footings or pads.
Uni-Piers are non-combustible and will not rot, warp, shrink or harbour termites. Uni-Piers are designed to suit any normal domestic floor design and are able to support most roof and wall loads across all wind areas and are suitable for up to 5m fall in terrain. This makes uni-piers the perfect pier replacement option in Sydney when you consider the geography of the Sydney basin.
For projects where a Uni Pier may not be suitable, we will also use a more traditional brick pier to bolster the strength of your homes foundations and provide you with many more years of stable living.
With more than 25 years of experience under our belt, our Sydney NSW-based building services company, BillCorp, has been providing unparalleled construction assistance to both the general public and professional builders alike.
We are an experienced team of building and structural repair specialists, well versed in an array of construction services from structural building repair, renovations, extensions to new home development; we view no job as too big or too small for our professional attention.
We have built our reputation for excellence on the great recommendations of previous customers, and we look forward to talking to you about all our building needs. Contact Us!