NH's Choice For Foundations and Retaining Walls
Form work is different from flat work in the sense that we use forms to build our vertical walls. Though flat work does take some form use, it is more concrete poured in a horizontal manner. Form work is used to build foundations, retaining walls, and some footing drops.
Every job site is different and what lies below the surface is different. In New England and around lakes, a lot of times while digging you can run into ledge, also know as bedrock. Bedrock is the rock that lies beneath all the unconsolidated materials (soil and loose rocks) on the surface of the earth. It is the earth’s crust. In New England, bedrock is commonly called ledge. Click here to learn more.
Ledge can slow down a project by either having to remove it or relocate the build. A large hammer on an excavator is often used to remove ledge.
Another element that can interrupt a build is drainage. Depending on location and grade of the job site, certain drainage will be needed to keep your foundation dry in every season. Click here to learn more.
Perimeter drains are not always enough. Some properties that have steep grades may need slope work. Click here to learn more.
When you’re building a brand new foundation or even an addition it is important to keep in mind your sites particular characteristics for planning.
Even in the toughest sites, we have the knowledge to overcome obstacles including any drainage issues or hitting ledge.