Foundations are the most crucial part of any building, creating a level, flat, secure and solid base that the rest of the structure relies on to keep it standing.
Embedded around a metre into the soil, shallow foundations transfer load weights to soil or bedrock below the frost line. Spread footings consist of strips or pads of concrete ideal for residential housing constructions, whilst the simpler slab-on-grade which lays a solid slab of concrete is perfect for smaller outbuildings, garages and garden sheds.
Used in very large buildings or those built on an unstable surface, deep foundations penetrate much further into the floor for increased stability utilising a range of methods including impact driven piles, drilled shafts, piers and earth stabilised columns. Ideal on most commercial and industrial builds our engineers offer a complete survey and consultation to help you choose the right foundation for your building and ground surface.
At Milton Groundworks we employ a highly experienced team who can deliver expert advice and recommendations, design and planning support, comprehensive preparations and the kind of quality finish you expect from groundworks professionals.