Foundations in Kent
With a trading history dating back more than forty years, Bon Groundwork Ltd is a well-established firm of groundwork contractors covering the Kent and Medway area. One of our most popular services is the production and installation of footings and foundations at building projects throughout the county. An essential component for the construction industry, foundations distribute the weight of a physical structure. They stop the soil from spreading and help to keep the settlement of the build balanced, preventing structural issues in the future.
Our groundwork contractors offer an end-to-end foundations service for any size of construction project in the region. This includes site clearances for new builds across Bromley, Dartford, Maidstone, Medway, Orpington, Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells, and beyond. This provides private customers, commercial clients, and developers alike with a blank canvas on which to begin construction. Not only do we have the personnel and the plant needed to excavate land, our team also possesses the necessary skills to lay house foundations that meet the project’s unique specifications.
Like any reputable groundwork company, we are also experienced in shuttering, formwork, and falsework. These are processes for creating temporary or permanent moulds that act as a cast for the concrete we use to form house foundations.
From start to finish, all elements of our foundation work is included in the overall cost. This includes all the necessary engineering work to determine the weight-displacement of the footings and foundations, as well as managing the project to the point where other contractors can take over the build.
Underpinning is a process that strengthens the original foundations of an existing build. It involves our groundwork contractors extending the depth and the breadth of the foundations to allow the soil to support the build’s load over a larger area. Piles are then used to underpin the property, or we may choose to use concrete or a resin if the circumstances call for it.
The original foundations can fail for many reasons:
Our underpinning services are available to customers throughout Bromley, Dartford, Maidstone, Medway, Orpington, Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells, and beyond. We provide concrete underpinning, beam underpinning, and underpinning using pilings to all clients in that area. This process is designed to permanently strengthen the foundations, eliminating the possibility of repeated structural defects.
Pre-cast Concrete Beams
Ground beams are concrete structures, commonly used when erecting multiple property builds in adjacent spaces. Used in their pre-cast form, they help our groundwork contractors (and the subsequent team of builders) by providing support for the build more quickly than with traditional foundations and footings. In some cases, groundwork contractors may use pre-cast concrete beams as a permanent form of shuttering or formwork.
Here at Bon Groundwork Ltd, we have decades of experience using pre-cast concrete beams as an alternative to poured concrete foundations. We also work with steel rebar, which is used to strengthen and create tension in both reinforced concrete and reinforced masonry.
Foundations are a key consideration for groundwork contractors and our own company can work on foundations of any size or scale. We provide site surveys and project consultations in all parts of Kent and Medway, including Bromley, Dartford, Maidstone, Medway, Orpington, Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells, and beyond
Should any potential client wish to see case studies for our foundation work, we have examples available on request.
Your local foundations experts
From our office in Orpington, Bon Groundwork Ltd provides first-rate footings and foundations to companies across Kent. Our team of groundwork contractors covers the entire county, working closely with domestic customers, commercial clients, and developers alike. Our team knows the area well, ensuring a punctual arrival to all projects in Bromley, Dartford, Maidstone, Medway, Orpington, Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells, and beyond.