Top Questions to Ask Your Foundation
Foundations are one of the most important parts of a build. Without a good base, you could run into
serious problems later down the line that could get pricey. The key is to do a little research and find an
experienced foundation contractor who can do the high-quality work that you need.
Here are some of the top questions you should ask before hiring a foundation contractor for your
Do You Need To Do Any Soil Tests?
Before your foundations can be laid, tests may need to be done to the soil. Not all ground is the same
and mineral content, as well as other factors, can impact how the foundation settles. This should be
done at the beginning of the job so any problems can be resolved beforehand - the last thing you want
is cracked foundations because the initial stages have been rushed.
What other projects have you done?
If you want to find out a little more about a companies experience, why not ask about their previous
work? It’s usually a good sign if a company has taken on similar work to what you’re looking for as this
shows a good level of experience.
Is a Building Permit Required Before You Start?
In many cases a building permit is required, however, you may need to organise yourself. Although
some companies are happy to arrange this, be mindful of contractors who don’t mind getting away
How much will it cost?
Cost is a big factor when it comes to choosing a contractor but you also need to consider the
experience and professionalism of the team. Having said that, always get a quote in writing so you
have something to compare.
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commercial client, our team is on hand to help with your build. For over 15 years, we’ve been providing
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