As the solid base upon which a building sits, and as a form of protection against the elements, foundations remain one of the most important aspects of any structure. Naturally, not every foundation installation project in Weybridge has the same requirements. With variable factors like soil type, building size and structural weight, groundwork contractors and drainage contractors need to utilise varying types of foundations. Needless to say, the company installing the foundations needs to weigh up the pros and cons of these different foundations well in advance of the physical construction itself.
Here at Lucas Groundworks, we have considerable experience across a wide range of groundworks and drainage services, from reinforced basements to foundation installation. With this expertise, we weigh up our options with a focus on materials, the location and the type of building being constructed.
Below, we have provided a brief overview of the multiple types of foundations we use on projects in Weybridge and beyond.
In our role as groundwork contractors, Lucas Groundworks creates shallow foundations by excavating earth down to the base of where a footing will sit. With excavation complete, the footing then gets placed into the created space, awaiting drainage contractors to carry out the services to follow. Shallow foundations often go by the name ‘open’ footings and come in a variety of different types, including:
From reinforced basements to load-bearing strips, Lucas Groundworks has the experience and expertise to find the ideal solution for any shallow foundation installation. We also operate as drainage contractors, allowing us to provide a complete service for a smoother, more cost-effective approach.
As the name suggests, deep foundations penetrate to a much deeper level beneath the ground for an exceptionally strong base. In our role as groundwork contractors, Lucas Groundworks utilises piles that bear deep into the soil of sites in Weybridge and the surrounding areas. As with shallow foundations, deep foundations come in multiple forms, varying in type depending on the nature of the ground being excavated. The types of piles we use to accommodate these differences include:
In addition to groundworks, reinforced basements and foundation installation work, we also operate as drainage contractors in the Weybridge area. For more information regarding these services, please visit the drainage page.