What does 'Underpinning' mean when buying a property?

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Underpinning

If a property has active subsidence - one part of the property is sinking while the rest is not moving) it may need to be underpinned.

This is a method by which a concrete foundation is inserted under the structure to stop any further movement.

Subsidence occurs most often with Period Properties, many of whom were built with very shallow foundations, but other factors such as a collapsed mine or underground cavern can be the cause.

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