Why Groundworks are Critical to Construction

At the very first stage of construction, groundworks are critical to the success of any project. This includes ground investigation, site clearance, substructure, landscaping, foundations, terrain, underpinning and much more. At Dart & Co Foundations, we work across the UK and specialise in a range of groundwork projects. Here, we explain why groundworks and foundations …

8 Reasons to Consider Construction Equipment Rental

Construction equipment rental worldwide is expanding rapidly and the rental movement is likely here to stay. But why is this becoming such a common working method for construction companies? Being able to use the correct piece of gear for a building project without the burden of lengthy financial commitments is very appealing to the construction …

UK Construction Industry to Embrace Driven Piling

Driven piling may finally be getting the status it deserves! Business Reporter and The Telegraph recently communicated the advantages of the driven piling construction technique. As UK piling contractors, Dart & Co Foundations is equipped to provide insight on the matter and reveal our expertise on the subject. Here, we explain exactly how a range …

What You Need to Know About Underpinning

Foundation underpinning is a reparation method that strengthens the existing foundations of a building below ground level. The process is often used for structures in which the foundations have moved and require specialist work to avoid further breakdown. If property damage is left unresolved and requires underpinning, the cost of fixing the problem will increase …

How To Treat Subsidence Damage

Subsidence is the downward movement of a property as a result of damage to the subsoil. The word often instills fear into a homeowners mind as it is one of the most serious problems that a home can endure. Tree root damage is estimated to be the cause of 70% of all subsidence cases… Affecting …

How To Prepare For Your Building Foundations

Building the foundations of a property is a mammoth task – yet one that is completely necessary for creating a solid, sturdy structure. While the foundations should look simple, straightforward and effortless, their instalment is of course far from this. Such projects take time, labour and the knowledge and experience of experts in the construction …

Types of Piling

Piling is a form of deep foundation and is generally used for large buildings. It is the process of supporting a heavy load beneath a traditional foundation build. There are many different types of piling and the construction industry has come to use piling for a majority of projects, including farms, commercial and domestic structures. …