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When the piles that hold the house above the ground begins sinking or the piles are too old and are beginning to rot, it is time to consider to repile the house. If left over time, there can be structural damage to your home. Before you start renovating your home, it is best to get the foundations in order which could save you thousands in the long term.
How Do I know I Need a Repile?
The ways to identify that your home needs repiling includes:
- You are planning to renovate your home.
- The piles under your house is old untreated timber that has more than likely begun to decompose underground.
- Doors and windows in the home are not closing properly.
- Cracks are starting to appear in the walls and generally get worse over time.
- Your floors are sloping in the house and generally away from any brick fireplaces.
- The floor in your house is bouncy and therefore items in your home rattle as you walk past.
- Concrete piles are beginning to crack or the pile move with little effort.
Please avoid renovating, adding extensions to your home, redoing your plumbing or adding an air-conditioner to your home.
What Does Repiling Involve?
Repiling involves demolishing the chimney and freeing the house from the concrete porches, etc then lifting it so that Jack House are able to remove the old piles and replace it using either treated timber or concrete piles.
You have an additional option of raising your home higher than what is was to enjoy the views surrounding or to simply allow more ventilation and crawl space underneath. There is also an option of lifting the house for a basement.