Pile Foundations vs. Raft Foundations

If you’ve ever built a house using toy blocks, you’ll know that if you don’t get the foundations right, you risk anything you build on top falling down. Foundations are one of the most important parts of a building, and depending on whether you’re constructing a large-scale building or renovating an existing property by adding …

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Bored Pile Walls Explained

With many different piling methods available – from CFA piling to mini piling, it can be difficult to know how to differentiate them from one another. If you’re having any kind of groundworks construction, make sure you discuss your options with a qualified piling contractor, as the type of work will depend on the soil …

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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 …

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 …

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 …