Building Subsidence

Underpinning: Do You Need Building Regulations Approval?

Professional underpinning contractors can help to strengthen the foundations of an existing structure below ground level. Underpinning is most commonly used to treat subsidence, which is when the foundations of a building move slightly and need specialist repair work to avoid further damage. Subsidence occurs when subsoil draws away from the foundations, creating a cavity …

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CFA Piling Explained

If you’re having any kind of groundworks construction, it’s important that you discuss it with a qualified piling contractor so that you understand which piling method will work best. This can depend on a variety of factors including space, soil conditions and noise. Here, we’re going to take an in-depth look at one of the …

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How Deep Do Pilings Need To Be?

As piling contractors, we often get asked the question “How deep do pilings need to be?” In all honesty, there’s not a straightforward answer. The depth of pile foundations will depend on a variety of factors. Pile foundations are an example of deep foundations and were first used for large constructions. However, since smaller piles …

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Finding Piling Contractors for Tight Access Homes

If your property is down a narrow lane, has no rear access or very tight corridors, it can be difficult to imagine how you’ll be able to have any kind of building work done. You don’t want to go through all the trouble of finding a contractor and renting piling equipment just to find that …

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 …