- Foundations and Concreting
- Civil engineering
- Ground works
- Concrete works
- Bulk excavation and site clearance
- Septic tank and percolating installation
They say you build a home from the ground up, which is why it is essential to think about any groundwork that may be required for a project. You will probably be eager to get building, but sometimes it takes a little more planning than that.
Demolition aside, groundworks are the first stage of any project, which is why it’s crucial to get an experienced team to undertake the job. Here are Ardragh Construction, we believe every job should be done to the highest standard.
Allow our experienced team to take a look at your site and tell you what you need to know. We will usually start with a ground investigation as this is a legal requirement of most local authorities.
While conducting these investigations, we will accumulate data to help you build the best design for the land you have. This will also highlight any potential defects such as contaminated ground or unstable ground.
Once that process is finished, we will generally clear the site and take the topsoil to ensure it is the best surface to build on. If the land is sloping, then it may also need to be leveled or have retaining walls put in for extra security.
When we are happy that is completed to the highest standard, we will then begin constructing the substructure and ground stabilization. This will include excavations and putting in foundations.
If you have chosen to have a basement put in, then we will use retaining walls and damp-proofing to keep the integrity of the ground floor. There are many different materials used for this process and we will pick the one that is best for your build
While construction is underway, we will also provide site services such a drainage and utility connections. Some sites might need tunnels built or existing cables altered – something our team does regularly.