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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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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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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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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.

Read more

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

Read more

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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Recent jobs posted

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

Repiling of kitchen area prior to kitchen renovations

Posted 1 day ago

I would like to get a quote to repile my kitchen prior to getting a new kitchen put in

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Family Flat

Posted 2 days ago

Looking at putting up a Family Flat 9m x 3.6m and need a quotation to put down about 12 piles. At this stage I need a budget quotation

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Re level house

Posted 2 days ago

118mm out concrete pad relevel and sign off

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Paparangi

Posted 3 days ago

Addition to house (develop basement area) was likely done using untreated timber. Now borer and rotting. Probably requires removal of cladding (might be asbestos) and replacement of framing placed directly on concrete foundations. Not a small job. Would also be interested in pricing underfloor insulation / damp-proofing if accessible during job. Photos available on request.

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Piles / Strapping

Posted 3 days ago

I need one pile installed and concreted in to 600 deep under the house and 6 piles fixed with correct strapping / bracing . This was missed out when the original work was done .

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Quote required

Posted 5 days ago

Hi I have had a builders report and something to do with piles. Thank you

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Small house leveling in rural area

Posted 5 days ago

need to level a small house on piles which have sunk; location is Akerama. Need to find a relevel service . ... Dottie Harris good access

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Piles for a 40 foot container

Posted 6 days ago

We need piles placed in the ground so we can place a 40 foot container on them. Asap. Their a few other little jobs to be done like putting up the gate.

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Front part of house needs leveling

Posted 6 days ago

The front of the house over hangs a pool. The over hang seems to have a level problem. The piles holding up this part of the house has a bow, which might be the problem but there could be other issues.

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Build foundation for a relocatable house

Posted 1 week ago

The job is to build foundation as per approved building consent, this job include a complete build of foundations, everything as below but not limited to drill 3m wholes, piles, concrete, liaise with Auckland Council for inspections, liaise with house moving company and work with them. Please contact me and I will provide the plans

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House movement - concern?

Posted 1 week ago

We've got a few cracks around door frames and window tiles lifting. Is the house frame sinking while the bricks aren't? Not sure what's going on but keen for someone to take a look and see if it's cause for concern / action.

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House piling inspection

Posted 1 week ago

We have a 1959 (ex state) house. We have seen a small amount of movement in our kitchen area and want to have our piles checked. There is excellent clearance under the house but we do have under floor insulation and ground cover. The access if via a trap in our deck which needs a crow bar and a bit of muscle to lift off. This is not urgent and looking for a quote on an inspection only.

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2-3 piles to be strengthened, repaired or replaced

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, We recently bought a house that was built in the early 70's and the building report stated that two piles had been compromised and this appears to be due to the previous owner removing soil around the piles concrete base. We'd like a quote regarding the piles needing to be strengthened, repaired or replaced, and if the quote is reasonable and the technical is certified, we'd like to book the repairs as soon as possible. See images attached which includes the comments from the building...

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Lift front

Posted 1 week ago

The front of the house is built on ground blocks on fill. Built in 1975. The face has dropped and been reshimmed several times since then. The ground has stabalised but the floor is out of level by about 100mm. Lift and repile. Probable need for a low retaining wall about a metre out from the front face of house.

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Relevelling #2

Posted 1 week ago

1930's house on concrete piles that has sloping floors. Wanting options and quote to relevel.

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Renovation

Posted 1 week ago

There is subsidence around couple piles in my property due to soil shrinkage and require the piles to go down 900mm (currently 600) as advised by a geotechnical engineer. And some foundation maintenance. Immediate / End of month start.

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EVELYN #2

Posted 1 week ago

House has dropped in places, need a quote to repile or whatever needs done to level house

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Re-levelling of bungalow ( piles)

Posted 1 week ago

cracks in internal plaster, unlevel floor and doors/ windows jamming...think we need an expert in re-piling / 'pack and jack'...?

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158 KOHIMARAMA ROAD

Posted 1 week ago

A POST IN THE CARPORT HOLDS UP A CORNER OF THE LOUNGE ABOVE. IT IS RUSTING OUT. NEEDS JACKING UP CORNER OF HOUSE AND REPLACING THE POST.

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Small Urgent Pile Foundations

Posted 1 week ago

We are looking for a registered builder to install 6 piles for a small (2.7x2.4m) relocated building in Martinborough. We have designs/plans done and signed off by council. The piles are 4 anchor piles (... square timber pile) - Ø450 x 900 deep and 2 normal piles (... square timber pile) - Ø300 x 300 deep according to plans. Have organised holes to be dug already, really just need reg builder set-up, install, assist with council inspection, and concrete pour. Free labourer (myself)...

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Recent foundations reviews

With over 197,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Re-levelling Project

Work carried out by an employee of the company

7th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Creaky floor in 1950's bungalow needs fixing urgently

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repiling of house

Work carried out by an employee of the company

8th April 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Old Villa Pilling

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

18th March 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 3

Raising deck post

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Piles to be fixed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Foundation Inspection

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Jack and Pack (I think)

Work carried out by an employee of the company

16th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Site preparation

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

15th December 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

2 piles to be lowered

Work carried out by an employee of the company

10th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

51 Steen Road

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Helensville Railway Station

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacement of floor pile

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pile repair work

Work carried out by an employee of the company

23rd November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Additional piling required

Work carried out by an employee of the company

22nd November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Repiling Home

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Piling - foundation assessment reinforcement

Work carried out by an employee of the company

31st October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Relevelling a small cottage ASAP


16th October 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Minor repiling job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

House levelling

Work carried out by an employee of the company

1st October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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