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A stack of metal piles.

Other services

In addition to our piling and underpinning services, we also offer a range of other construction services.

All domestic and insurance projects qualify for the 12-year ASUC Plus Defects Insurance Guarantee. Get in touch for more details today!

Which of our services do you need? Need help deciding? Call Neil Foundations today on
01252 550 222
and speak to one of our highly experienced and knowledgeable engineers.

Pile caps, ground beams and slabsRead More

Following completion of the piling works we can carry out installation of reinforced concrete beams, pads and slabs to link the piles together and provide a platform for further superstructure construction. On most projects we use proprietary form work and shuttering, such as , to ensure the correct alignment for the works and maintain adequate concrete cover to the reinforcement.

If ground conditions require it we can place a ‘void former’ beneath to allow the underlying strata to heave without destabilising the foundations. Void formers used include Claymaster, Cellcore or Clayboard.

Site Investigation and testingRead More

For the price of a small geotechnical study or survey you can cut the risk of the cost of the project rising above the original price quoted. It is important to establish the strata that foundations are to bear into prior to the commencement of the project to ensure the correct foundation method is utilised.

Generally the information provided by this study will enable the piling contractor or subcontractor to create a more accurate design, reducing the costs incurred by unnecessary piling length.

On domestic projects we can offer a service in which we carry out a trial bore using one of our piling rigs to establish the most suitable type of pile for a project. In many cases the fee for this service will be refunded if we are subsequently awarded the piling project.

Other forms of testing that we offer include:

  • Pile integrity testing, to ensure that the piles have no cracks or voids in them.
  • Pile load testing, to ensure that the piles are capable of carrying the design load. This may be either by dynamic load testing or static load testing.
  • Concrete cube testing, to ensure that the concrete used on our projects has achieved its designated strength.

We can implement preliminary or working pile tests and investigate sites to establish the best, most cost-effective method of constructing foundations.

DesignRead More

We offer a design and construction service for all piling schemes.

Should you wish, we can provide a detailed engineered foundation from drawings provided by your architect for submission to the Local Authority. All design works carried out by us are backed by a £5m professional indemnity insurance.

In instances where we carry out the design of the foundations we are able to plan the scheme to suit our capabilities, ensuring we can offer a cost effective solution for your foundation needs.

Piling mat preparationRead More

It is important in all situations to provide a suitable surface from which to carry out our piling operations. The requirement varies depending on the piling rig to be used.

We can offer the design and installation of the piling mat if required.

Yard and floor stabilisationRead More

Pile insertion is a quick, clean way to uprate excessively loaded industrial surfaces with minimal business disruption. The piles are installed through preformed holes in the slab and a mushroom type cap formed just under the slab to provide additional support.

Piling to avoid tree roots and drainsRead More

Piles can also be used instead of traditional foundations to avoid damage to tree roots and drains. The small diameter instruction into the soil can avoid root damage and allow the tree to survive. If necessary possible pile positions can be hand dug to avoid damage to existing roots and drains.

When used with a raft additional flexibility can be gained with the exact position of the piles. Piles can be sleeved if required to avoid concrete contamination to the roots and drains.

If the roots are thought to be close to the surface lightweight rigs can be placed upon layers of mulch (bark) or sand and then ply sheeting to avoid point load damage.

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