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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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House relevelling

Posted 3 days ago

Entire house re-level prior to reno. 1900's. Concrete pile foundations. Some photos of access attached. Disclaimer; I do not own the house, this is part of my purchasing due diligence and am after an estimate only.

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Repiling, relevelling job quote.

Posted 3 days ago

Can a piling specialist located around New Brighton quote for repair. Please make contact if you are interest in the job. Also let us know if you have liability insurance. Looking for your replies. Thanks.

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11 Lee road

Posted 3 days ago

Quote and possible repiling

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Section of Piles that need to be Repacked

Posted 3 days ago

I am needing a small section of piles to be packed. It’s in one corner of a villa. I think it’s at most a couple of days work and has relatively good access. I do need it done quite quickly as the house is on the market. Thanks for your time.

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Ring Foundation Sag

Posted 4 days ago

Lift a corner of a 2 storey house by approx 4". Corner of house has slumped owing to apparent failure of subterranean support.

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Quote for house piling

Posted 5 days ago

I have a small old cottage at Tomahawk Beach that may need some re piling. Floor boards creaking & doors starting to squeak a bit more. Looking for an economic solution.

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Colleen Naidoo

Posted 1 week ago

My walls have cracked, the ranch slider is no longer closing properly and the i think the foundation has moved or sunken around 2-5mm

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Wooden floors requiring relevelling in 1920s house

Posted 1 week ago

1920s house with sectioned concrete foundations. Area of wooden flooring requiring relevelling.

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Repiling

Posted 1 week ago

Can we please have some piles looked at and worked on, on our 100yr old Villa. There's roughly between 6-12 piles that are needed to be looked at.

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IFO foundataion

Posted 1 week ago

We have a look company who can make a IFO foundation under Building consent.

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Lounge floor bouncy

Posted 1 week ago

Floorboards have come loose from the joists and require repacking

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Replace pile under existing house

Posted 1 week ago

I have a pile (wooden column embedded in concrete footing) where soil has exposed and undercut the footing at the side. I need two new piles to be installed at each side of the existing pile, to the same size. This pile is underneath an existing 2-storey residential. Previous owner undercut the pile to create more headroom for the basement. Job ideally to be done between 16-21 Sept 2019. Advice needed if bdg consent is required.

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Checking bearers / house foundation

Posted 1 week ago

Been reading this earthquake brochure. It recommends that a tradesperson come around and check your piles (foundations) to make sure all is ok e.g. that there are bearers to piles and that timbers are not infested. Just a check will do at this stage.

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Re-piling & re-levelling

Posted 2 weeks ago

My bedroom floor and Living room floor have sunk around the outer edges and I believe I need some re-piling and the floor to be leveled.

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Foundation repairs, piling and releveling

Posted 2 weeks ago

EQC / insurance repair that requires 1.5m of concrete foundation replaced along with 1 crack epoxy or repair. Also required 1 x pile replaced and 15 piles to be jack and pack leveled. This work has an engineers written assessment and cavity crider photos. Trades people need to have ability to provide engineers report required for sign off so insurance can be reinstated. Wishing to undertake work late October early November. Documentation of work along with photos can be supplied to tradies on...

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House piles needs leveling

Posted 2 weeks ago

The home is sinking I’m a couple of places and needs propping and re-piling and leveling.

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Quote for Repiling Job

Posted 2 weeks ago

Free quote please to repile under Kitchen. 1950’s 130sqm Home. Based in Pukekohe Central.

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New house #2

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi I need a 200+sqm ribraft foundation quote and install. Around 50% will be polished concrete.

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Relevel the foundations, and replace 1 piece of gib in kitchen

Posted 2 weeks ago

this house has anchor piles and needs a jack and pack job please. half is open garage the other half is under floor with around 600mm from dirt to bottom of joist. I shot some laser levels to see how bad the problem is, and the numbers are the distances from the laser light to the bottom of the joists. the garage area seems to be worse though and I don't have those numbers but from memory the worst drop is 65mm from the highest part. hopefully that helps you to be able to quote, I will get the...

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Bennydale

Posted 2 weeks ago

Replace 32 timber piles 1940s house with timber piles

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Recent foundations reviews

With over 144,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Adding 5 piles to foundation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Concrete slab under my existing carport.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Foundation column replacement/repair

Work carried out by an employee of the company

15th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

126 Brightside Rd - foundation pinning

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Foundation Check - Licenced Building Practitioner

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Investigate/repair cause of house getting out of level

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pile needs work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

replace ring foundation

Work carried out by an employee of the company

5th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

bathroom floor repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cotswold

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ring foundation repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Aukett

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Sleepout cabins ground preparation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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
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