Building Successful FoundationsBy On March 28, 2017 Under Building Services
When you are discussing foundations, you are speaking about an element of the building that will never be seen. Once the property has been completed, the foundations are invisible.
When considering a plan for your foundations, a vital part of this is being well prepared. Any particular foundation will be dug to fit in line with a predetermined plan. If not completed in the appropriate way then there can be major ramifications further down the line. It is always best to approach the job with caution and make sure that absolutely everything has been considered prior to any work commencing.
What would happen if the foundations were not laid correctly? There are varying problems that can be caused by incorrect foundations. Some of these issues can be resolved but in the most severe case; the property my need to be demolished as a result. It is that serious!
What should be considered? All load bearing walls and widths of trenches should be considered. The depths of the excavation may sometimes need to be altered whilst the process is being completed.
Why is this? This is because the foundations need to be built on good bearing or solid ground. This really can only be identified once the ground is opened up. This explains why some plans may appear to be over cautious.
Moving on from this there are different types of foundations. These types include:
- Simple foundations
- Engineered foundations
- Piled foundations
- Raft foundations
As the above information highlights, foundations can be relatively complex. We, as skilled builders have great experience and knowledge of this. Are you looking for a foundation specialist? We would invite you to call us on 01606 40565.
When considering a building project it is vitally important that you have confidence in your chosen Company. This comes from in-depth conversations and the way in which they approach your particular project. We use every opportunity to build our client’s trust and will take the time to discuss all aspects of the job until our clients are satisfied they have selected the best Company for their building work.