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Underpinning Melbourne

Trying to stop your Melbourne home from sinking?
Thinking about underpinning and lifting your home?

 

If you are, then it’s likely you’ve talked to builders, engineers or concrete underpinners about a variety of solutions. If those solutions take more than a few days to implement, they’re likely the traditional type. And more trouble than they’re worth.

Here’s how —

Traditional underpinning elevates your home's exposure

Traditional underpinning requires holes be dug every 2 to 3 metres under your home. After the digging, those holes need to be filled with concrete. The problem is, foundation soils that have been propping your home up for decades will suddenly be removed. This means what little stability was left will suddenly be removed too

Traditional underpinning kicks you out of your home

Because the ground under your home is getting hollowed out, traditional underpinning poses a physical risk to you and your family. You’ll need to find temporary residence somewhere else for at least a couple of weeks. And if something goes wrong, your time away from home could run up to a few months.

Traditional underpinning methods are expensive

Before the builders even arrive at your home, you’re going to have to agree to a heavy price tag of between $20,000 to $100,000. And this is just to underpin the average size house. If your home happens to be on the bigger side, so will the price tag. Can you imagine how expensive it will get if something goes wrong?

The worst part about the traditional underpinning method is –

— there’s no guarantee it works.

Builders and engineers still using these old-fashioned methods know that over a short amount of time, concrete releases water and shrinks. This causes further subsidence and structural damage to your home. Stopping further damage requires more concrete to be poured.

It’s great for their wallets, but terrible for yours. And it’s also the reason why their warranty periods are far shorter than ours.

We offer MODERN underpinning methods to fix your Melbourne home – for good.

We’ve completed over 10,000 repair projects and counting. We’re absolutely confident we can help underpin and lift your home.

Unlike the builders and engineers still using traditional underpinning methods, we offer a

10-year warranty on the work we do. And in the rare case something doesn’t work out, we’re back to complete repairs at no extra charge

With our methods —

We don’t dig holes or pour concrete

We don’t remove a single grain of foundation soil from underneath your home. This means there’s close to zero risk to your home’s structural integrity. You’ll stress less and sleep better.

You can stay at home while we work

Because there’s no hole digging or concrete pouring, there’s no danger to you. If you like, you can stay at home, do some work, watch tv or anything you like.

We don’t hang around for long

Unlike traditional methods that take weeks or even months, we only take a day or two to complete repairs to your home. We turn up and we get the job done fast to save you time.

You save a huge amount of money

Unlike traditional methods that take weeks or even months, we only take a day or two to complete repairs to your home. We turn up and we get the job done fast to save you time.

How we underpin melbourne homes

We investigate your Melbourne home

We’re all about being thorough, assessing risk and paving the way to successful, permanent repairs. This is why our modern method of underpinning begins with a thorough investigation of your home.

From an engineering standpoint, we analyse your home’s structure backwards and forwards, inside and out. We get to know your home’s levels and pinpoint specific structural challenges that need attention. Taking the time to do this lets us apply our underpinning solutions with efficiency and accuracy.

We inject GeoPoly™ in strategically chosen spots

After our thorough investigation, it’s time to inject GeoPoly™, our proprietary geopolymer resin. GeoPoly™ is the ultimate underpinning solution. It looks for gaps, voids and areas of weakness in foundation soils.

With GeoPoly™, no holes need to be dug. No concrete needs to be poured. This saves time and in turn, saves you a ton of money.

Lifting your home

Unlike concrete which shrinks, GeoPoly™ expands to generate enough force to lift your Melbourne home and resist enormous loads. All within minutes of injection.

If soils are weak or aerated, they become solid. Gaps and holes, under the right conditions, can close back up. GeoPoly™ will have your home standing tall and steady for decades to come.

Buildfix engineer taking level measurements while underpinning a home

Our modern, efficient solution for underpinning your Melbourne home

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Buildfix, Melbourne’s top underpinners

We started Buildfix with the motivation of putting smiles on the faces of Melbourne’s homeowners by providing genuine expertise and value for money. We care about the safety and satisfaction of customers, deeply.

So far, we’ve finished 10,000+ repair projects to tens of thousands of beaming customer smiles. But it doesn’t stop there. We intend on continuing to do this for years to come in Melbourne.

Our leading technologies, breadth of experience and depth of understanding of Melbourne’s unique terrain makes us the right repair provider for you.

Melbourne is a huge place but we’d be happy to come to you.

Whether you’re in any of these areas —

  • Melbourne 
  • Port Phillip
  • Yarra
  • Banyule
  • Darebin
  • Hume
  • Moreland
  • Nillumbik
  • Whittlesea
  • Boroondara
  • Knox
  • Manningham
  • Maroondah
  • Whitehorse
  • Yarra Ranges
  • Bayside
  • Cardinaia
  • Casey
  • Greater Dandenong
  • Frankstone
  • Glen Eira
  • Kingston
  • Monash
  • Mornington Peninsula
  • Stonnington
  • Brimbik
  • Hobson’s Bay
  • Maribyrnong
  • Melton
  • Moonee Valley
  • Wyndham

— or outside these areas, you can trust we’ll come to help you out.

We’re located at –

24-30 Taryn Drive, Epping, VIC 3076

We come to your house and inspect for FREE

Wherever you are in Melbourne or the Greater Melbourne area. That’s how committed we are to helping you out.

So if you’re seeing wall cracks, separating cornices, leaning walls, sloping floors or if you have windows and doors that jam, get in touch.

We’d love to come around, take a look and let you know what we think.

When you work with us, we promise

  • Free structural inspections
    We take a look at your home’s cracked walls at no charge.
  • Personal, friendly service
    We’ll treat your home as if it’s ours.
  • Simple, transparent quotes
    Our quotes come with easy to understand computer-generated drawings that detail our proposed solution.
  • Minimal disruptions to your life
    Repairs to your cracked walls shouldn’t take more than a day.
  • Minimal disruptions to your home
    We don’t use underpinning and we don’t knock down walls.
  • Affordable pricing
    We aim to offer the most competitive prices around. If our price isn’t the lowest, we promise to beat any like for like quote by 5%.
  • Permanent fixes
    We’re thorough in what we do, cracked walls we fix will stay fixed.
  • 10-year warranty
    In the rare case the wall cracks come back, we’ll be back too, at no extra cost.

Book a FREE inspection of your Melbourne home today!

Book a FREE inspection of your Melbourne home today!

Don’t just take our word for it