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3 Questions to Ask Before Buying an Old House

Posted 08/04/14

Are you considering buying an old house? Old villas and bungalows can be charming, but with age, often comes problems. Here’s three questions to ask before you sign on the dotted line. Buying an old house? Ask these questions first! You don't want to buy a lemon! Here are 3 questions you need

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House Foundations - The Pros & Cons of 3 Different Types

Posted 04/03/15

When you’re building a house you start from the ground up, meaning the foundations are the first job undertaken. We take a look at three different types of foundations... There are 3 types of foundations to choose from. You choices depend on the type of home you are building and where you

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Piling and Foundation Contractors - what do they do?

Posted 05/11/10

A foundation or piling contractor is a tradesperson skilled in the development of  foundations of a building. The house foundations are the system on which the home sits. Sometimes the house foundation rests upon the footings and supports the floor system - as with conventional foundation walls.

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3 Questions to Ask Before Buying an Old House

Posted 08/04/14

Are you considering buying an old house? Old villas and bungalows can be charming, but with age, often comes problems. Here’s three questions to ask before you sign on the dotted line. Buying an old house? Ask these questions first! You don't want to buy a lemon! Here are 3 questions you need

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House Foundations - The Pros & Cons of 3 Different Types

Posted 04/03/15

When you’re building a house you start from the ground up, meaning the foundations are the first job undertaken. We take a look at three different types of foundations... There are 3 types of foundations to choose from. You choices depend on the type of home you are building and where you

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Piling and Foundation Contractors - what do they do?

Posted 05/11/10

A foundation or piling contractor is a tradesperson skilled in the development of  foundations of a building. The house foundations are the system on which the home sits. Sometimes the house foundation rests upon the footings and supports the floor system - as with conventional foundation walls.

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Recent jobs posted

Check out how homeowners like you are using Foundation Specialists on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

Clovelly Road

Posted 1 day ago

Repair piling as required

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Relevel house

Posted 4 days ago

Need a quote, issues with doors closing etc. Good access and standing room under half the house, half that for the rest

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Re-leveling of House on Piles

Posted 6 days ago

We have a house on Pete that needs the piles cut to lower the house currently sitting over 1 Meter above the ground, we have to add stairs to the deck every year, wanting to get this done to stop the cold draft under the house and to eliminate height.House is a 4 bedroom house I am after quotes at the present. We would like this done before July if possible,

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Piles for Repairs

Posted 1 week ago

We have 3 piles (that we are aware of) under our house that need attention as the pair foundation under them is leaning. The piles are at the front of the house and the space is 2.2 metres from the ground to the house. We are currently seeking quotes on the repair as we see it as a priority and also looking into the possibility of building a rumpus room with a bathroom. This all depends on affordability. We are happy to help out with labour where we can i.e unloading trailers, getting tools, di...

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Repairs to compromised piles, and foundation/basement

Posted 1 week ago

The foundation/basement area of my house is compromised because: the piles are undermined, the joints are not strapped, and the metal bracing has come loose. I will like to ensure that my foundation/basement is reinforced and is earthquake-safe.

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Aukett

Posted 1 week ago

We would like a quote please to check front piles and for any work that needs doing.

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Repiling - single cracked pile.

Posted 1 week ago

I have a wooden pile (approx 120cm high) which has a large crack. Given it is supporting a large weight from above I would like to install 2 more piles either side of it.

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Ring foundation repairs

Posted 1 week ago

Need the cracks in the ring foundation repaired inorder to complete eqc repairs

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Relevelling and piling 1920s house

Posted 1 week ago

This house is sloping down on one side. The house needs some piles replaces and relevelling. There is a good crawl space under the house and access down either side of the house is good.

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House relevelling

Posted 1 week ago

Part of the entrance (around the door particularly) has sunk a little causing the door to be stuck and some cracks showing. Need the piles beneath that area to be looked at and levelled.

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SHASHIKANT PATEL

Posted 1 week ago

Levelling Piles under the house its an even whole house

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Sinking Foundation

Posted 2 weeks ago

Please can someone help me with possible sinking Foundation issue? Kind regards

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Michael Young

Posted 2 weeks ago

Box and pour garage foundation

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Pile driving lanark street

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need 60x 150mm piles driven to 2800 in accordance to swdc and draughtmans plans in late may early June

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New house build, shallow piles TC3 land

Posted 2 weeks ago

New build. 112 square meters. Engineers drawings for foundation complete and available. Looking to start .... Site currently has As Is Where Is house which will be removed.

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2 storey house repile needed

Posted 2 weeks ago

House is 2 storey, 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom and is sinking and needs all piles done.

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House Re-pile #2

Posted 2 weeks ago

We require the entire house to be re-levelled and a full re-pile has been recommended. The house is built on soft ground.

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Foundation repairs

Posted 2 weeks ago

foundation repairs for a small house built 2004 in Orewa - Wooden Pile

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Replace 8 piles under 100m house

Posted 2 weeks ago

Quake repairs were not completed when we bought the house. Owners were paid out. Info received with our purchase of the property reads-Loadings from the proposed house structure on this ground checked and confirm that the 240mm wide external strip foundations, and 300x300mm pile bases on a 1.3 square grid are able to be used. The foundations are to be excavated to bear on the clay/silt material at 300-500mm depth.

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Piling Repair and Reinforce

Posted 2 weeks ago

The dirt bank supporting a pile under the house has eroded away, leaving the pile largely exposed and verging on unstable - and getting worse all the time. Concern is that the house may become damaged if the pile undermines any further. The bank itself probably needs retaining and backfilling too, to stop further erosion.

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Recent foundations reviews

With over 135,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Ring foundations cosmetic repair EQC

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Storm Water Bridging

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repiling needed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repile wooden floor

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Floor levelling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Relevelling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wiring house bearers to concrete piles

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Foundation Repiling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lift and repairs required for bedroom foundations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Our house needs re-leveling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

House piles 2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Bayview repile

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bedroom floor replacement (1st of 4)

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

21st December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacing piles

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th December 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

piling check for quake damage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New house purchase 2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

L O & H Aholelei

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Piles for Pod

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Piles for Container

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Re pile

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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