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Before any construction work can be done, the surface needs to be prepared.
This preparation process is known as groundwork and it is the vital first step in
any building project.

At Doughty Construction, groundworks is a huge expertise of ours.

Surface Preparation

As well as preparing surfaces, there are other forms of groundwork that need to
be considered before other construction work can be started.

We will ensure that cables and drains are properly laid down, while in
some cases this may also refer to installing utilities such as broadband cables.

We will also make sure that foundations are in place, as well as any
necessary substructures, such as sewage construction, to ensure safe and
reliable building work.

This is important because, in the long term, effective groundwork reduces the risk
of potential damage and therefore incurring additional and expensive repair

The Foundation

A solid foundation can also add to the overall aesthetic of a building. Elements of
this can include driveways, footings, beam flooring and underpinning.

Footings are put in place to provide a firm base to support the foundation,
spreading the total weight over a larger area. The depth and width need to be
calculated carefully.

Underpinnings are techniques used in order to make the foundation deeper or in
some cases to correct any faults that need to be repaired with the foundation.

We always carefully evaluate and analyse the structure and layout of the building
that will take place on top of the groundworks before any work is started.

This will ensure that the weight of the building will be held comfortably and
that the completed building work on top won’t be precariously placed or cause
issues down the line.

Treatments and Clearances

Various factors can affect the quality of groundwork. This can include the
geology of the surface that is being built on, how the water flows, soil conditions
and if there are any potential contaminants in the land.

We will conduct the appropriate treatments at this point in order to check that
building work can begin safely. We will then clear the site, and then topsoil
will be checked in order to see if the site has a slope.

Any sloping may mean that we will need to level the ground, and retaining walls
may have to be constructed to form level development platforms.

Talk To Us

Construction projects can often be very daunting and it is often something that
people can be nervous about.

This is why our groundwork process is so important as it literally puts everything
in place to make any future construction work run smoother and provides
a solid foundation.

It all starts with an initial friendly conversation with us.

We have vast experience in delivering the highest quality and reliable groundworks
throughout Norfolk and Suffolk.

Contact us today and we will be more than happy to go into more
detail about our work and to help secure your project in the best way possible.

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