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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.

2.7m Piles

Posted 6 hours ago

I require a quote (ignore my expectations of cost below)to have pile type foundations laid for a new small (70m2) cottage. The depth of the piles are 2.7m with 440mm centres. There are 27 house piles plus deck piles. My plans are currently with Lakes Council, as the site has been detached and the engineer's foundation report completed. I am hoping to be ready to start building in about 2 weeks.

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Single Storey 1915 Villa - Total Repile and Levelling

Posted 10 hours ago

Total repile and levelling of an old villa. Approximately 90 piles and 10 bearers as per attached drawings and PS1. Work excludes lifting rear deck. Full design can be provided on request.

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Residential home repairs for sagging floors.

Posted 1 day ago

Good afternoon, The floors in our kitchen and laundry have begun to sag, and there is cracking around the base of the laundry door. I'm assuming it could be a sign that the foundation is giving way. I would like this to be fixed but have no idea what is involved. Could you please get in touch at your earliest convenience to discuss this matter. Many thanks GIna

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Assess/Repair Piling on Weatherboard Crib at Aramoana

Posted 1 day ago

I need somebody to assess the piling at our weatherboard crib at Aramoana and quote to repair. At the moment several different parts of the floor are very spongey and in need of lifting and piling/repiling. The crib is approximately 100 years old and in reasonable condition for its age but pretty sad in some parts.

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Repiling - Dunedin

Posted 1 day ago

Have a house which is a mix of 1920s and 1970s construction. The 1920s side of the house floors have sagged along one side. Soil is dry but sandy and access would need to be through floor boards.

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Piling and Slab Foundation

Posted 1 day ago

Looking for an LBP to work with us on labour only basis to do the foundation for a new house, 290sqm. Work includes site set out, building set out, erecting profiles, guide for excavation and piles, steel tieing and placement, raft foundation and eventually sign off the work. All materials will be provided. Labour and equipment will be yours. Potential for ongoing relationship and more work as we have 2 more houses in the pipeline, with 4 more having plans drawn

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Re-level part of house floor

Posted 2 days ago

It is a more than 50 years house made of wood. Part of house's floor slightly inclined and needs repiling. Hope to find a licensed building practitioner.

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Barker - concrete slab for shed

Posted 3 days ago

We have a 5 bay shed. 2 of the bays will have a concrete slab. 6m deep by 7.2 wide. 100mm thickness

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Relocated House, Foundations etc

Posted 3 days ago

We have had a house relocated to Rotowaro Rd, Huntly and the building is on temporary piles. It was meant to be put onto permanent piles at the end of January but we have been informed by the contracted company that they will not be completing this for at least 6 weeks. We do not want to wait this long because the house is on an exposed site rated as high wind zone. The house needs piles, bearer upgrade and if possible joists and tying down. We would like this job done as soon as possible b...

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Piling issues

Posted 3 days ago

20 year old Keith Hay home has piling issues. Built in a flood plain, have had a couple of options suggested. This is currently under contract & goes unconditional in late February 2021. Would need the work undertaken in July 2021 if purchased. Thanks

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Grey st

Posted 4 days ago

5 New houses, looking for foundation quote.

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Piling Job Glenholme, Rotorua

Posted 4 days ago

The pilings on my house need some work doing to them as the floors have shifted overtime. I would really appreciate someone having a look and giving me a quote on what needs to be done.

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Foundations

Posted 5 days ago

Would like an assessment of piles/foundation for the house. Cost of any repairs

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Slab Relevelling

Posted 6 days ago

We are looking forward to having our project relevelled to achieve the MBIE Guidelines as per floor plan below. Concrete slab and the lightweight cladding.

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Foundation piles

Posted 6 days ago

Flat site direct access to street, sub strata river gravels with large stones, 39 piles in total 200mm dia penetration min 900mm max 1200mm start mid to late Jan early FEB

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Foundation Inspection

Posted 1 week ago

We've recently moved into a property with a ring foundation and have observed some potential issues - overall doesn't look too bad but there are a few cracks, and it looks like some of the concrete has popped off in places exposing the steel underneath. I've attached some photos from our building report. We'd like to get a professional opinion from a structural engineer. If repairs or repiling is needed, we'd like to get an estimated cost for this. Please let me know if you need more info. Many...

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6 Sarah St Repiling

Posted 1 week ago

I have a beach house at 6 Sarah St Waikawa beach that has dropped in the north east cnr. The house sits on a sand dune and the access is easy The house can be seen on google maps easily It has just been repainted with a new deck and roof installed

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Foundation and pulling repair

Posted 1 week ago

One corner of my homes foundations has been advised that it needs to be put back into place and some of the concrete pulling have some rust and some have deteriorated The house is 1920's built

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WOODEN FOUNDATION POST SPLIT

Posted 1 week ago

I have noticed over the last few weeks that a vertical post that supports one corner of part of the house has a split in it. We also have some cracking above the ranch slider near to where the post is. We need someone to look at this. As we are not sure if it’s serious and needs replacement.

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Re-level floor in front room of roughcast 1950s house

Posted 1 week ago

The foundations of the front room which juts out from the rest of the house, have sunken from flooding from a blocked storm-water drain. The drainage problem has since been fixed, however it has caused damage. The external cladding has a crack along the stress line and there is a gap between the floor boards and the skirting in region of about 0.5 to 1cm. The room requires jacking up and pits will need to be excavated under the foundation edge of the house and the foundation jacked up evenl...

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Recent foundations reviews

With over 183,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

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

Lifting the sunken foundation for closing and opening main door.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th September 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

new foundations

Work carried out by an employee of the company

10th September 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Opinion on piling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Piling packing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Braced piles

Work carried out by an employee of the company

3rd August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

House that Jack Built

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wonky piles, sinking house?

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

2nd August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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