Although seldom seen the most important aspect of any building are its foundations. It makes no sense to skimp on time or material at this stage ownley
to realise the real cost later on. We ensure our foundations are adequate for the
job at hand and also anticipate future needs.
The sides of the trench should be
vertical and the bottoms flat and dry.
Any loose or soft material should be
removed and the size and depth of the
trench take into account 1,the nature
of the ground and 2, the imposed loads. Special care is taken with clay
soils due to possible ground heave.
Concrete should be of sufficient strength
and thickness to support the loads placed
upon it, and careful thought given to
any reinforcement and its position within the structure
After any drainage pipes have been installed the sub base is leveled and compacted its sand blinded to prevent the perforation of the d.p.m. which is brought up the sides
of the blocks and tucked into the damp course. 6cm of high density polystyrene is fitted and this is covered with 12cm of concrete.