Underpinning is the process when the foundation of an existing building or other structure is strengthened by using various support methods. It may be necessary when the original foundation is simply not strong or stable enough and it needs support, when the usage of the structure has changed or simply when you need to increase the depth or load capacity of an existing foundation. Swifty offers a wide assortment of available underpinning solutions to remediate the settlement problems or help to avoid them.
• Piling and Strip Foundations
Just because the structure’s foundation is not visible after the work is done, it doesn’t mean it is not important. Foundations need to be accurately surveyed and measured and to be dug according to a predetermined plan, which requires skilled engineers and workers. Swifty offers you professional consultations on what foundation type to choose as well as specialises in both piling and strip foundation works. Depending on the soil type the two foundation laying techniques can be used – strip foundations are applied where the soil is of good bearing capacity, piling, on the other hand, is used when the soil is of unpredictable nature. Our well-experienced team work with great care and cautiousness, so you can be sure that you are in good hands.
Swifty also specialises in framework installation, maintenance and repair services. Our team works with steel, timber and concrete frameworks and offers only the best materials and services.
• Brickwork and Blockwork
Swifty also specialises in brickwork and blockwork services no matter how big or small the job is. If you have your mind on brickwork, it is often left exposed for its aesthetic qualities, while if you choose blockwork, it is usually rendered, but most bricks and blocks can be used either as facing components or given a render coating. Our workers use various materials including bricks, stones, manufactured stones, concrete, glass, stucco and tiles. We offer different techniques and components based on your personal needs and perform only the best quality brickwork or blockwork.