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3 Questions to Ask Before Buying an Old House

Posted 08/04/14

Are you considering buying an old house? Old villas and bungalows can be charming, but with age, often comes problems. Here’s three questions to ask before you sign on the dotted line. Buying an old house? Ask these questions first! You don't want to buy a lemon! Here are 3 questions you need

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Piling and Foundation Contractors - what do they do?

Posted 05/11/10

A foundation or piling contractor is a tradesperson skilled in the development of  foundations of a building. The house foundations are the system on which the home sits. Sometimes the house foundation rests upon the footings and supports the floor system - as with conventional foundation walls.

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House Foundations - The Pros & Cons of 3 Different Types

Posted 04/03/15

When you’re building a house you start from the ground up, meaning the foundations are the first job undertaken. We take a look at three different types of foundations... There are 3 types of foundations to choose from. You choices depend on the type of home you are building and where you

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3 Questions to Ask Before Buying an Old House

Posted 08/04/14

Are you considering buying an old house? Old villas and bungalows can be charming, but with age, often comes problems. Here’s three questions to ask before you sign on the dotted line. Buying an old house? Ask these questions first! You don't want to buy a lemon! Here are 3 questions you need

Read more

Piling and Foundation Contractors - what do they do?

Posted 05/11/10

A foundation or piling contractor is a tradesperson skilled in the development of  foundations of a building. The house foundations are the system on which the home sits. Sometimes the house foundation rests upon the footings and supports the floor system - as with conventional foundation walls.

Read more

House Foundations - The Pros & Cons of 3 Different Types

Posted 04/03/15

When you’re building a house you start from the ground up, meaning the foundations are the first job undertaken. We take a look at three different types of foundations... There are 3 types of foundations to choose from. You choices depend on the type of home you are building and where you

Read more

Recent jobs posted

Check out how homeowners like you are using Foundation Specialists on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

Repile of 1914 villa , 168sqm

Posted 3 days ago

Hi there. Looking for a quote for a 90% repile if a 1914 villa in Napier Sth. Good access. 1 meter below the floor.

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House repiling

Posted 2 weeks ago

I have a house which needs some re piling and some levelling in Weymouth.

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Underpinning small, old house

Posted 2 weeks ago

We have a small, old house which is starting to show a few cracks in the walls, and the doors are starting to g et stuck. I'd really like this fixed before the winter storms start, if possible. My husband has been under the house and he says that it appears that the piles have sunk a bit. (Contact number given is for my husband, not me.)

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Old wooden deck

Posted 2 weeks ago

Needs another wooden base to correct and level for new flooring

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Curio Bay - driven piles

Posted 2 weeks ago

Site requires driven piles. Geotech report available.

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Repair floor piles per EQC scope

Posted 2 weeks ago

Under floor assessment and quote of what needs doing. Some piles under lounge/dining area need levelling or tying down to joists; possibly a floor board or 2 may need replacing while the carpet is up to level the floor in this area. Carpet reattached afterwards. EQC scope and payout already done.

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Re Piling

Posted 2 weeks ago

In two rooms some of the piles are not supporting the flooring and have a gap of 20mm between them and the bearers above Sub floor needs some work to secure the flooring onto the piles this will involve the removal of some of the flooring

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Firewall leaning

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi, We are about to purchase a house in Dunedin, 2 Marlow Street, built-in 1928. Foundations are suspended timber and material is poured concrete according to the builder who did an inspection. They are in good shape but the firewall is leaning and the sag in-floor towards firewall is noted. Urethane injection has been suggested as a simple solution to this. We would like to know if you can fix it and how much would cost? Kind regards, Milorad Popovic

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House foundation wall crack

Posted 2 weeks ago

drought in Whangarei has caused the land around one corner of my house to drop and has caused a crack in the lower wall.

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Raise and level house

Posted 2 weeks ago

The bungalow has sunk over the decades and the back is very low in the sloping section. The plan is to raise it to allow a second floor to fit in and also larger garaging below.

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Mechanically attach (wire) existing concrete piles to bearers

Posted 2 weeks ago

mechanically attach (wire) existing concrete piles to bearers. Roughly 20 in total (to be confirmed). Crawl space is good (lots of room). Some of the piles have packers (wedges) that need replacing with a new packer (bottle jack on each side to take weight to remove and replace packer). Re-level is not required.

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Re-piling of bungalow

Posted 3 weeks ago

Circa 40's bungalow requires re-piling due to sinking, sagging of concrete and timber piles. Not too bad considering the age, but looking to get the house nicely levelled again and re-piled with stronger, larger piles. Hard to get photos of the drop in the floor sorry. There is a central line through the house that has dropped (estimated) 40mm, as well as a couple of other corners that have dropped also

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Re-piling house

Posted 3 weeks ago

A few of the piles in my house seem to be sinking, would like an assessment on what needs done and for it to be re piled where necessary.

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Re leveling of back bedroom in home

Posted 3 weeks ago

We are needing the back bedroom of our place relevelled. Wanting this done as soon as possible. Thank you

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Repack piles, repair cracked ring foundation

Posted 3 weeks ago

EQC repairs Grind out / Epoxy repair cracks, Plaster splash coat foundation Remediate non-compliant piles as per cavity critter report, remediate notched bearer Jack & pack / secure loose connections in lounge floor as floor level survey

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Repiling and foundation levelling

Posted 3 weeks ago

A corner of my house and the retaining wall next to it have slumped and need to be repaired. I am looking for prices to do this work.

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Check piles and replace/reinforce as necessary

Posted 4 weeks ago

100yr old renovated farm cottage in Canvastown has uneven floor and some sunken piles. May just need reinforcing. Insurance company requires a plan.

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Foundation on Piles

Posted 4 weeks ago

We need someone to check our house piles.

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Reefton relevelling (Accommodation available)

Posted 4 weeks ago

Old house but has new piles, needs work on bearers (rotten/borer damage) Accommodation available in Reefton if needed

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Level a concrete slab

Posted 4 weeks ago

A concrete slab to level in preparation for re paint - sunken about 2 inches- looking for a simple fix or will leave as it is.

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Recent foundations reviews

With over 159,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Corner pile needs to be straightened

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remedy a building report fault

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace one house corner pile

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Floor levelling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Quick jack and pack

Work carried out by an employee of the company

14th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Chris Lynch

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 3
Communication
 5

Tenfoot Road - House re-leveling/ repiling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

41 Carrington Ave

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

piles for small building

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Concrete pile to bearer connection

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Releveling of floor in one corner of house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Balcony Relevelling #2


10th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

foundations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Minor Underfloor Pile Repairs

Work carried out by an employee of the company

13th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair Piles and odd jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New Bedroom en-suite foundations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th October 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install new underfloor pile

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th September 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Adding 5 piles to foundation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Concrete slab under my existing carport.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Foundation column replacement/repair

Work carried out by an employee of the company

15th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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