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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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Recent jobs posted

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

3 60sqm units require levelling

Posted 1 day ago

1970's 3x 2 bed 60sqm units 70mm out of level vacant wanting to start ASAP

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Pile ties to bearers

Posted 1 day ago

Our piles are not currently tied to the bearers (1950s or 60s build). The piles look in good condition and there's approximately 32 under there (guesstimate after sticking head down the manhole). As part of our insurance we need all of the piles tied to the bearers. Ideally in the next month or so but we can be flexible on timing.

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Glenbervie Repiling

Posted 2 days ago

We are in the process of buying a house in Glenbervie, Whangarei and the builders report has come back stating there are rotten piles. The crawl space is limited and half of the house's foundation is on a concrete block. We are needing a repiling specialist to give us a quote on what the costs will be to repile and get the house level again.

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Garage Relevel

Posted 2 days ago

60s garage on a lean, concrete foundation has sunk.

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Houseme tiny house

Posted 3 days ago

We need piles for a small house 12,5x3 meters house.

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Re-level, Re-pile Derby st Westport

Posted 4 days ago

A Flood Damaged villa in Derby St, Westtport Needs to be re-leveled and possibly some piles replaced. easy access and House is about 500 mm off ground already . Job to be done ASAP

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Relevel replied

Posted 4 days ago

Relevel old Villar, 120 Sq mtrs, needs jacking up and new piles done to local builders code

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Concrete Slab for Garden shed

Posted 6 days ago

I am needing a concrete slab poured for a garden shed 2 x 3 m wide. I am wanting someone to do all the prep work and boxing etc as well

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Floor Levelling (2x3m)

Posted 1 week ago

Home entranceway (2m x 3m) is combination of wood planks and concrete. It's uneven and requires levelling. Simple job, just need someone with experience using self-leveller to make a quicker, tidier job of it than we could.

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Cracks in brick cladding

Posted 1 week ago

I have some significant cracks appearing in my 9 year old house, in one corner. I really need someone to have a look and work out an estimate for getting it fixed before it gets any worse. It’s started in the lowest layer, and is now creeping up through the brick cladding. I can’t go back to the original house builder, they went bust years ago, though it was a Madter Build.

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House piles relevelling #2

Posted 1 week ago

Internal floors of 1915 house not level over full floor area, indicating existing piles need attention. Sloping site. Some stucco on exterior cracked, confirming there has been movement at some time. Seeking Oamaru-based or local building company to level the house after they've surveyed the levels etc. Wanting somebody who'll do the complete job.

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Jack and Pack piles

Posted 1 week ago

64sqm timber cottage sitting on 1980 installed H5 timber piles needs packing to piles to relevel floor, access to piles through access holes in floor boards (cut in when piles were replaced in the 80s). So will be no need to crawl under the floor. House is on a Flat site with street access. Place is to be renovated and is now vacant, could be a good fill in job for a couple of guys..

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Foundation Work

Posted 1 week ago

Hi guys, I am currently doing a new build, 3 levels, in Hillsborough, Auckland and require a reliable contractor to do the foundation piles only. As the remainder of my job will be constructed in steel framing. We have a digger onsite. Section is bare and quite steep to access. I would prefer a Masterbuild registered builder or with similar credentials or experience. Let me know if this is something you would be interested in.

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22x holes dug for foundations

Posted 1 week ago

We need 17 of 450 x 600deep , and 5 of 450 x 900deep holes dug, for foundations for a sleep out.

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One corner of small Bach needs reblocking - Quote needed

Posted 1 week ago

One corner of our Bach needs reblocking on the concrete piles - see pictures.. As you can see from the picture only 3 new blocks are needed. The concrete piles appear solid.. The previous owners did a patch job which hasn’t lasted. Want to get this done within the year.

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2x under-house pile repair

Posted 1 week ago

I have 2 under house piles in need of removal and repair as the concrete foundation blocks are crumbling. I'm interested in a rough quote to begin with to figure out what budget I need to allow.

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Underpinning foundations

Posted 2 weeks ago

Soil movement has caused movement in the brick work underpinning 2 corners of the house - work is to underpin the affected areas

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Look at moved piles on 60's home

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi! I'm looking for a piler to come and have a look at our property. We have had a builder recommend that a piler come and look at potential options to rectify some that have moved.

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Portacom building

Posted 2 weeks ago

A permanent foundation for portable building. Also if possible a site plan drawn up so I can apply for building consent and eventually set up plumbing for building. Currently sitting on wooden blocks. Roughly 500mm off the ground level, unfortunately building is also unlevel as it sits.

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Repiling assessment and quote

Posted 2 weeks ago

An 80 square metre 1958 state house, the house is on a reasonably steep site, seems to shift a bit between summer and winter and doors get stuck, the piles are still the original, concrete piles with timber bearers which are not strapped or braced. They also don't appear to go very deep into the earth. We are keen to understand how we can make the home more stable, potentially with deeper piles, and also leave the option open of a rear extension in the future.

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Recent foundations reviews

With over 214,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Relevelling piles in a dining room


17th January 2022

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Foundation Repair - steel post replacement


7th January 2022

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ktown repile, relevel

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th December 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kenny st repile

Work carried out by an employee of the company

11th December 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kensington

Work carried out by an employee of the company

6th December 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Relevelling a wooden bungalow

Work carried out by an employee of the company

4th December 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

CAbin

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th November 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

landers reno

Work carried out by an employee of the company

12th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

House levelling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Foundations / piling inspection if any levelling needed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Old country cottage needing re-leveling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th October 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

foundation inspection and report

Work carried out by an employee of the company

26th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pilings need investigation

Work carried out by an employee of the company

21st September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Conservatory Settlement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Piles requiring fixing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

House repiling

Work carried out by an employee of the company

10th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace pile/s under kitchen

Work carried out by an employee of the company

2nd August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Concrete Ring Foundation Underpinning

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Relevelling and some blocking, Balmoral

Work carried out by an employee of the company

25th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

1950s brick veneer house

Work carried out by an employee of the company

18th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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