building foundation types

A Guide to the Different Building Foundation Types

The most crucial part of any building is its foundations as they provide enough support to the structure in order to keep it upright. If you’re thinking of building or having serious work done on a property, it’s essential that you understand what’s going on underneath the surface. Usually, foundations are split into two categories: Shallow …

Buying A House That Has Been Underpinned

Buying A House That Has Been Underpinned

You’ve found your dream house, it’s within budget and you’ve even put an offer in… but then the surveyor’s report comes back and you find out that it’s needed underpinning in the past. Do you still go through with it? Or should this make you think twice? As professional underpinning contractors we understand that taking …

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 …

CFA piling

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 …

how deep do pilings need to be

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 …

piling tight small spaces

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 …