Micro piling or traditional strip foundations?

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14Why micro piling?

When designing a new build project or extending your home, the most important part of the structure is the foundations. The depth and type of  foundation will depend on soil conditions, location of drains or location of trees.

The standard depth for traditional mass filled concrete strip foundations is 1m below ground level, all the factors above have to be taken into consideration, NHBC foundation depth calculators give set depths for foundations  based on tree type,  soil type and distance to tree.

Once the required depth of foundation exceeds 2.5m from ground level, it then become more cost effective to have a piled foundation, saving on excavated material, concrete and labour with micro piling

There are also major safety risks when excavating below 2.5m

Mars building  are able to provide design solutions for piled rafts and pile and beam foundations.

We can also provide fully detailed coatings for the works we are happy to just carry our the foundation works or we can price to build your new build or extension from start to a complete decorated finished product.

Please contact us for further details