We’ve all heard of the tale about the wise fello that built his home on the rock and the fool that built his on the sand - this story is an excellent demonstration of the importance of a solid foundation. A house that doesn’t have a solid foundation can be at risk of a lot of problems, from cracking walls to sinking floors. We know that foundations aren’t the most exciting of topics, but when your house is literally tearing itself apart you may be regretful that you didn’t put more thought into it before. We can help you to get a safe, solid and secure foundation for your home - we can even assist you in repairing an old foundation that is failing you and restoring it to be as strong as it needs to (if not more) to ensure the safety of your home.
The preparation before a foundation is built is almost as important as the foundation in the first place. When a foundation is set in the wrong way or using the wrong materials you can still suffer from the same problems you would have if you built your house just on the flat ground. We can use all sorts of other materials as well as concrete to make sure your foundation is perfect for your home and suits the terrain it’s built on.
Engineering and Design
The key to a secure foundation is the planning that goes into it first. Engineers are able to assess the terrain, what the earth around your home consists of and what is the best way to build your foundation so that it stands the test of time. We have our own engineers that triple check over everything we do before a single shovel or hammer is lifted. Our designers then create a design that our contractors can follow along with while they build your foundation, so that you get the absolute strongest foundation that can withstand whatever weight you plan to put on it. We want to make sure that you feel safe and secure in your home, without any unwanted cracks forming in your walls.
The Pouring Process
The most exciting part is seeing it all come together. Pouring day is the moment all our team look forward to most - we’ve perfected the process so well that its rare we ever feel stressed when the concrete truck arrives. There is nothing more reassuring on a building site than a calm, professional team taking care of your foundation pouring.
Testing and Treating
Once the foundation has been poured and is left to set, we perform some final tests to make sure everything has been made to spec and no mistakes have been made. We want to be as confident as you with our work, so we make sure that everything is checked over thoroughly before giving it the final sign off and your home construction begins on top of your new foundation.