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Underfoot Services - Residential Forensic Foundation Assessments

Our purpose is to provide residential property owners with robust, quality assessments and reports on their homes foundation. Our processes will either identify issues with the homes foundation, so as the owner you are better informed on the best repair strategy, or give you reassurance about the current state of the foundation.

We have particular expertise assessing and reporting on earthquake damaged residential foundations. Many of our earthquake claim clients have had our reports accepted by the EQC, as part of the ‘proof of loss’ process.

Underfoot Services was established in 2000 by its Founding Director Bevan Craig, joined by Jake Preston and Roger Bourke in 2018.

Bevan Craig

Bevan is an independent foundation specialist with 15 years practical experience assessing, repairing and reporting on a wide range of foundation types. Prior to the 2010 / 11 earthquakes in Canterbury, Bevan completed foundation damage assessments and reinstatement work for the EQC and insurers throughout New Zealand.

A court certified foundation expert, Bevan is a member of the NZ Geotechnical Society (which is a collaborating technical interest group of the Institute of Professional Engineers of NZ),  an affiliate of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), and a Licensed Building Practitioner-Foundation (BP121273).


Jake Preston

Jake is a technology strategist and accomplished process analyst. He has an eye for detail and systems, coupled with a comprehensive knowledge of linking technology to efficient  process. Jake joined Underfoot Services in 2018 as a Director to help Bevan meet the needs of people impacted by post natural disasters.

Jake holds a Masters of Applied Science from Lincoln University, Masters of Communication from Massey University, Bachelors of Management (Hons) from Massey University. Jake has significant experience with the earthquake insurance process.


Roger Bourke

Roger joined Underfoot Services in 2018 as a Director, adding his support and expertise to the Underfoot Team. Roger holds a Masters in Project Management from the University of Sydney, and a Post Graduate Certificate in Science, Energy Management from Massey University.

Roger has extensive international experience in industrial automation, has led multi-billion projects in the construction, mining, petrochemical and manufacturing industries, and spent his early years as an industrial electrician in Taranaki.



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