Over forty years ago the Building Research Establishment found
that piled foundations performed substantially better than traditionally
construction. More recently as brown field sites and marginal
land are being developed, a piled foundation has almost become
the norm. On sites where Building Control and NHBC require trenchfill
to depths greater than the minimum, a pile and reinforced concrete
beam foundation offers a cost effective and superior alternative.
As location is an imperative, builders and developers will often
choose to construct on increasingly marginal land with difficult
subsoils. This land can be economically improved using small
and medium diameter piles and reinforced concrete beams to form
a building platform. In shrinkable subsoils a requirement to
allow up to 4.0 metres of potential desiccation is well within
the capacity of an effectively sleeved pile. Similar requirements
demanded of a trenchfill foundation are almost unobtainable
and wholly uneconomic.
GeMech will design and construct the entire building platform
comprising piles, reinforced concrete beams, suspended concrete
floors, blockwork up to DPC and drainage within the footprint
of the building.
Insist upon a GeMech building platform at a quality and price
you will find hard to beat.
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