What We Offers:
Here at Southern Foundations & Piling Ltd,
We are catered towards the domestic and commercial clients, We have great teams of piling & Underpinning contractors who are all in house trained and employed by our company and do not source outside contractors to take on work under our name. Our teams cover all over the south of the Uk and we have a wide variety of piling machines to undertake almost any job. We can undertake all of the associated ground works which go with piling so we can do the ground beams or your Rc raft ready for the builder to build straight on. We can also undertake full designs with our structural design team or work with your structural engineer always with a cost effective and practical method in mind. We like to offer a transparent service with no hidden or nasty extras at the end of our service and pride ourselves on being fair and honest to all of our clients.
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Best Piling Company in Ruislip
Our piling specialists in Ruislip provide various types of piling services to residential and commercial projects. These techniques cover the construction of new foundations and the reinforcement of existing ones. From sheet piling and micro piling to CFA and SFA, you can count on us to choose and carry out the piling technique that suits your project. Our in-house team comprises civil engineers, geotechnical engineers, construction workers, and architects. Our team is equipped with the latest tools and piling rigs to provide you with the most cost-efficient piling services at the fastest turnaround time.
Piling for Challenging Soil Conditions
No construction site is the same, and every site has challenges. One of the most significant challenges that contractors face is the soil condition of the construction site. If the soil has a high LBV (load-bearing value), low moisture content, and is not highly reactive to climatic changes, contractors will prefer shallow foundations, which are easier to build.
However, that is not usually the case. Several construction sites may have different soil types, for example, sand or chalk. The top layers may not have adequate load-bearing value (LBV); the moisture content may be too high, resulting in shrinkage during the winters and expansion during the summers. For these soil conditions, engineers must find deeper and more suitable layers of soil and transfer the load of the building to them. Deep foundations, therefore, are the solution to many of these soil problems. Our piling services in Ruislip include all these steps, from analysing the construction site soil and identifying the most suitable foundations to using techniques like piling and completing the construction process, our expert team tends to all.
Construction Sites with Limited Access
Piling in Ruislip or elsewhere may be opted for construction on sites with limitations. These limitations may be physical or legal. For example, underground construction, such as basements for residential or commercial buildings, can be challenging. Or carrying out construction work on higher floors in a multiple-storey building can be problematic because of low headroom. Underground parking lots, tunnels, basements, bridges, and countless other construction projects cannot be carried out using heavy machinery, and therefore, require innovative construction methods such as CFA (Continuous Flight Auger) or SFA (Sectional Flight Auger) piling.
These piling methods are carried out by much smaller and highly advanced rigs which use minimum labour and have a quick turnaround time. Our piling experts can overcome site restrictions and help you complete your construction projects within the set timeline.
Sites with Other Restrictions
Piling in Ruislip can also be used for construction sites with other restrictions. Building regulations may prevent contractors from using conventional construction techniques and machinery near sensitive sites. Vibration caused by construction machinery can compromise the integrity of structures such as archaeological and historical sites or buildings. Noise from construction activities can be troubling for hospitals and people in highly populated areas.
Therefore, powerful yet noiseless piling rigs can be used to perform construction work in all such areas and cause minimum disruption. CFA and SFA piling are both highly suitable for such construction sites as they do not create disruptive vibration or noise.
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Earth Retention and Retaining Walls
Whether you want earth retention for construction near river banks or other marine purposes or need to build retaining walls, our local piling contractors in Ruislip can provide innovative piling services, such as sheet piling, to meet any project requirement.
Sheet piling can be used for several other purposes, such as underground construction and land reclamation. Retaining walls are often used to provide lateral support to new or existing structures that have lost their integrity and strength.
Low-Cost Construction Solution
Even when soil and site conditions permit the construction of shallow foundations, contractors may choose piling techniques. This is because piling techniques are less costly and require less construction time.
Piling rigs are highly advanced and do not require an entire labour force. They are also highly efficient and can complete the manual work of days in hours, reducing construction time and cost. Piling techniques are highly versatile and are also used for reinforcing existing foundations which have lost their integrity due to hazards, natural reasons, or a change in the purpose of the building.