Our equipment is designed for the installation of piles under existing foundations and inside buildings.
To install any type of underpinning is considered a structural repair and will require certified drawings as well as a building permit. Saber Industries Inc. is always willing to obtain each of these but, the customer is welcome to do so themselves as well.
We always take laser readings prior to underpinning for absolute accuracy. Our underpinning is designed to stabilize the downward movement of the foundation, with piles of 16 inches across and driven 25 feet into the ground.
Back in the 1980’s, a typical pile for a residential property was 16’’ x 20’ deep. After Saber Industries was Incorporated, Saber changed the normal pile depth to 25’ or, an auger refusal. This was done because some of the houses that were underpinned in the 1980’s were showing more signs of movement than acceptable. Movement on a 25’ pile is very minimal. With Saber Industries Inc. equipment we can install any pile size from 16’’ to 36’’ in diameter. For confident underpinning in Manitoba, we’re the team to call.
Finally, we fill in empty areas and use clean stone backfill to reduce lateral force on the walls.
The benefits of underpinning include: