Whether you are dealing with an older structure or a building undergoing a change of use, underpinning is often necessary to ensure stability and safety. Our team of experienced professionals has the expertise to recommend and implement the most suitable underpinning method for your project, offering valuable advice and guidance throughout the process.

If you want to improve the structural integrity of your house or to make the basement more useable, you might consider underpinning or lowering your basement. Your basement can be more than just the foundation of your home. It can also provide you with more space for your family to enjoy.

Underpinning is conducted primarily to strengthen the structure while lowering the basement increases ceiling room and creating more useable space. You need to contract basement underpinning professionals with a demonstrable record to undertake your project.

AG Western Construction provides top-quality underpinning services to reinforce and secure the foundations of your building, that meet your project’s unique needs and requirements.

Our commitment to quality, customer satisfaction, and timely project completion sets us apart from the competition.

Contact our friendly team today to discuss your underpinning requirements and learn more about how AG Western Construction can help strengthen and stabilize your building’s foundations.

Underpinning is a complex project which helps to convert storage under your house into a real living space with high ceilings. For those people who plan to increase the usable space of their home without massive cost of a new addition, underpinning is ideal option.

In AG Western Construction we understand how important it is for homeowners to increase their living space, without constructing any additions, which are much more expensive then underpinning and remodeling of your basement.

Our underpinning services include the following:

  • Underpinning Consultation to help you determine the most appropriate underpinning method for your project. Our team will assess your building’s current foundation, structural requirements, and other factors to recommend the best solution for strengthening and stabilising your structure.
  • Mass Concrete Underpinning, a  traditional method that involves excavating and extending the foundation in stages, followed by concrete placement to reinforce the existing foundation. Our team has extensive experience in mass concrete underpinning, ensuring a solid and secure result.
  • Mini-Piled Underpinning, an ideal solution for buildings with limited access or challenging ground conditions. Our skilled professionals can install mini-piles to transfer the building’s load to more stable soil layers, providing a robust and long-lasting foundation.
  • Beam and Base Underpinning. This method involves constructing a reinforced concrete beam beneath the existing foundation, which transfers the load to a series of strategically placed base pads. We have the expertise to design and install beam and base underpinning systems that effectively stabilise and support your building.


Improved Structural integrity

Your home’s foundation may have been improperly constructed or been damaged by repairs, extreme climate changes, or have simply wear and tear of age. Underpinning your basement will provide you with structural soundness and the assurance that your family and your possessions will be protected.

Enhanced ceiling height and lighting

Underpinning your basement results in more head-room in your basement making it a better living space for your family. You could create additional rooms to add a home office, theatre, exercise room or a bedroom. You can add new and larger windows and doors which improved the natural light or you can add better lighting fixtures into the ceiling.

Updating plumbing, electrical fixtures and insulation

By underpinning your basement you will gain access to all the mechanics of your home and be able to inspect and determine if you need to update or improve outdated plumbing, wiring, and insulation.

Increased value to your property

When you list your home to sell, a finished and underpinned basement adds positive value to your home. Home buyers want to be assured that the property they are considering has structural integrity and the potential for renovating the basement is improved by a pre-underpinned foundation.

In conclusion, underpinning your basement is a less expensive and less disruptive way to increase your living space. An addition to your home could be quite expensive either by increasing the footprint of your house or adding a level. The cost of underpinning your basement to improve its structural integrity is a great deal less than the cost of extensive repairs in the future.