Retaining walls may need to be established in order to prevent erosion and land movement towards a homeowners property, or to prevent a reoccurrence of a problem that has been rectified through house raising, pier replacement and levelling. Homeowners may require our services to change the dwarf walls around the front of their house, as they may have sunk or broken due to the settlement of the foundations.
When a home owner chooses to extend the number of rooms in their home, as opposed to relocating, it is critical that the new footings not only aligned correctly but need to be passed by Local Authorities e.g. Councils and Mines Subsidence Board.
Home owners provide Down Under Building Services Pty Ltd with their plans and we establish the footings to suit. These are constructed in such a manner that the new load-bearing timbers distribute the weight evenly over the new and older sections of the home.
If this does not happen, cracking may occur in the internal walls, or there may be problems with movement between new and old sections of the home.
- Barbecue areas
- Courtyards, Patios and Outside Entertainment areas
- Garages and Granny Flats
- External walls
- Internal and External Feature walls
- Brick Fences
- Engineer specified retaining walls
- General repairs to any or all of the above