Some countries, like the USA, have basements as a standard feature. It seems that the potential space increase of up to 50% isn’t so critical in the UK, but our groundwork company thinks it is. This is why we offer a basement excavation and construction service in the Medway area. We cover all elements of the jobs such as the foundations, concreting, waterproofing and connecting to the surface water and foul drainage system.
Some homeowners in Medway might still think of basements as dark, dank rooms only suitable for storage. The modern construction methods used by our groundwork contractors, however, turn them into inviting spaces for many purposes.
Some people prefer to use us for basement excavation and construction if they want to create a music room, home entertainment space or somewhere for the teenagers to hang out. Others will choose our groundworks company to create extra bedrooms, often with en-suite bathrooms because we can make connections to the current foul drainage installation.
And, because we have vast experience in foundations, private customers, commercial clients and developers in the Medway area know that our basement excavation and construction services comply with all current health & safety standards.
Foundations and Underpinning
The foundations play the most important role in basement excavation because they have to distribute the weight load of the entire property safely. This means our groundwork contractors have to provide a detailed survey of the property to look at the existing foundations, the soil conditions and any changes to the land, or use of that land, over the years.
Our groundwork company makes calculations for a retrofit basement beneath your Medway property, or underneath its garden. We usually have to underpin the foundations, taking care not to cause damage to any utilities, or to pipework that disperses your surface water or foul drainage runoff.
Because our groundwork contractors work to the principle of value engineering, basement excavation, while detailed, doesn’t have to be totally exorbitant in terms of cost.
Surface Water and Foul Drainage
If you have plans to use our groundwork company for a basement excavation and construction project in Medway that will require a water supply (such as for an en-suite bathroom), you won’t have to call in a company of drainage contractors to do the required work. Bon Groundwork Ltd can help you by making a working connection to the existing mains sewer.
This includes a connection to the surface water system, and to the foul drainage system, to keep fluids separated. This protects against issues with contaminated water.
We usually connect to the surface water and foul drainage systems at the same time we’re working on the foundations. Our groundwork contractors find that this minimises disruption around your Medway property. By doing this, we can check pipework for leaks once we reinstate your supply, and we’ll complete the project sooner to an appropriate standard.