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Strip Footing Foundation

We provide construction services Strip foundation – a foundation in which a continuous strip of cement is laid under the load-bearing pile separators.

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Strip Foundation

Strip Footing Foundations In Essex & London

We provide construction services Strip foundation – a foundation in which a continuous strip of cement is laid under the load-bearing pile separators. It evenly distributes the weight of the load-bearing pile divider over the absolute space of the soil. The foundation can be made of both conventional concrete and cement.

Strip footing is normally utilized as foundations for load-bearing dividers; and when the soil has a great bearing limit. It is liked for the low ascent to medium ascent private structures. Here strip of substantial runs beneath the whole length of the divider, in this way, disseminating the heap from the dividers to the ground. This offers better strength to the structure. Consequently, the width of the footing ought to be to some degree twice the width of the divider. Now and again, strip foundations are utilized to help a line of firmly separated sections. In such a case a strip footing slab would be more affordable than the spread footings that cross over one another. The specific width of the heap bearing divider and the footing is subject to the soil condition.


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Mini Piling

Prime Piling has built up to become one of the best Mini Piled Underpinning service providers.

SFA Open Piling

SFA piling is an ideal solution for building with limited access.

SCD Piling

SCD (Steel Cased Driven) Piling is a bottom-driven piling using a vibrating mole or a drop hammer piling rig

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With over 20 years of experience and knowledge we offer a complete package with all foundation work, including design, drawings and calculations.

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jack topping
I found Prime Pilling one of the best companies to do business with. They are polite, efficient, thorough and very competent indeed. It was a pleasure to do business with them and I recommend them unreservedly. Emmanuel
Paul Hastwell
Paul Hastwell
The prime piling team were excellent - leveraging their expertise to manage the complexities of the site and working round the the poor foundations of the existing building. Great level of service, soup to nuts - fundamental activities (e.g. shuttering) were included and not an added extra as some other people had quoted. highly recommended!
Chris James
Chris James
Prime piling have just finished working for us- I had zero experience or knowledge of them or Piling before - They arrived on schedule & explained what was required and just got on with it. Despite finding some inevitable problems in an awkward location, Jamie and his guys swept them aside in a very professional manner. They left the site in good order every night and always consulted with us on best and cost effective option. I will definitely be using them again and we are very comfortable to leave a review and / or recommend to others. A 5 star company......
harry adams
harry adams
Very friendly and efficient. Completed the job in the estimated time frame given, even with multiple obstacles being thrown at them. Turning up through terrible weather. Tidying up every day. Can’t fault the service at all.
Anne-Sophie Gossan
Anne-Sophie Gossan
We used Prime Piling for our extension. We have found them extremely reliable, thorough and professional. They came when they said they would come, finished when they said they would finish and did the work to a high standard which was approved by the building controller.
Prime Piling were great on the job that grew more and more difficult by the day at no fault of their own. Jamie and his team were responsive and kept me up to date throughout the project even offering me help and advice. Would definitely use them again and recommend them to others.
Vincenzo Palmieri
Vincenzo Palmieri
We found Jamie and the team to be very experienced professionals in the groundwork/piling services. It took us some time to find reliable company and we were not disappointed with our choice. Initially, we had a wrong evaluation by the appointed structural engineers and Jaimie managed to find a solution without delaying our project. Very professional, calm, reliable.
Alex Gibbard
Alex Gibbard
Jamie and Kieran were fantastic. Jamie kept us informed during the project and the workmanship was great. I wish I had been in contact with Jamie earlier in the process, as he’s keen to keep the costs down, especially during the design phase with the engineer. I would highly recommend getting in touch with Jamie and Samantha for your piling and job.
David Lewis
David Lewis
After an initial inspection the quotation was agreed. The engineers commenced the work on the due date on time and performed the job in a clean professional and helpful way. I was impressed by their attention to detail and their willingness to adapt if and when needed. I would have absolutely delight in recommending this company for piling work again and if you need a reference you may contact me though them.

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Strip Footing Foundation

What are the steps of creating a strip footing foundation?

You can be done strip footing foundation yourself or with the help of professional contractors. The steps of strip footing foundation construction are:


Eliminate trash from the spot and begin apportioning by putting on the ground both outer and interior lines of things to come foundation. Use stakes or support bars and ropes. When stamping is done, you ought to investigate minor departure from the outer layer of the building site and select the absolute bottom to allude to when checking the profundity of the channel and to take out the distinction in the foundation tallness.

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The groundwork for the development of a strip foundation

At the point when the channel is prepared, fill in a sandy base enhanced with rock on the base.

Foundation formwork is made of planed loads up with a thickness of around 40-50 mm. When raising the formwork, you should screen its verticality constantly. The suggested projection of the casing over the ground is 12 inches. It is important to construct a little base.

The following stage is building foundation support. Supporting bars with 10-12 mm segments are bound with explicitly planned restricting wire so the sides of square cells were equivalent to 12-16 inches. For the support, you can utilize either steel or fibreglass building up bars. While setting the support in the channel, watch indents from the edges. The ideal cushioning is 50 mm. For this situation, the support will be most adequately situated in the stone monument.

Pouring substantial strip foundation

Spilling concrete is completed promptly on account of prepared blended concrete or in layers if the substance is arranged freely.

  • Readiness of cement: concrete is blended in with sieved waterway sand in the proportion of 1:2 – 1:2.5, and weakened with water to a fluid cream consistency, after which it is poured onto the pre-arranged rock. The measure of rubble compares to that of sand. Mix the blend so all the rubble got saturated with an answer.
  • Empty the substantial into the pre-arranged formwork. Puncture the substantial in a few spots utilizing a metal bar and smaller it with a wooden square to eliminate the remainders of the air from the voids.
  • Pour the substantial to the level demonstrated on the formwork. In this way clatter the formwork from an external perspective for a better drop of cement.
  • The top layer is lined up with a standard or scoop.
  • Residue the substantial with filtered dry concrete; you can do it through a sifter. This technique lets the top layer of cement solidify a little and forestalls its disintegration and breaking.
  • Cover the substantial with burlap or covering material and leave for 3 a month. In a dry climate, you need to saturate the top layer of cement to keep it from drying out.

Frequently Asked Questions

Piling is the process of inserting structural piles into the ground that will become the base of the building. Piles are required where soil and earth are performing poorly and are used to spread the load of a building and firm the ground. They are a cost-effective approach to combating corrosion and are proven to significantly improve the life expectancy of a structure

The size of the trench depends on the size of the ground beam to be installed. For our typical ground beams to an extension an excavation of 600mm deep and 450mm wide is sufficient. Please ring for advice.

There are a number of reasons it may be: A site investigation has highlighted that the ground is unsuitable and un-useable to a depth of more than 2 metres. Removal costs for the excavation of traditional deep trench foundations are too expensive. Foundation trenches are not stable and health and safety, therefore, becomes an issue. There is a high-water table. Where there are soils such as clay that are likely to swell or shrink excessively depending on the amount of water content.

The job of the pile is to distribute the weight of the structure evenly. They are placed into the ground using a pile driver. Holding the piles perfectly vertical, this machine hammers each structure into the ground and also acts as a crane.

For a typical house extension, the work can take around 2-3 days, depending on the depth driven and services requested. For more complex projects, contact us for a more specific time frame.

Mini piling in Essex and Colchester is a type of specialist piling that incorporates a specific arrangement and number of driven pile and screw pile varieties. It allows for the expansion or extension of a building, while also safeguarding against ground heave and subsidence. Crucially, mini piling is often a cheaper, faster option than traditional deep trench foundations.

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