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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.

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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

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

Read more

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

Recent jobs posted

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

Possible foundation issues

Posted 33 minutes ago

Recently (a few months now) we have noticed a crack in the brick cladding of our house. Also there is a noticeable drop in floor level at the other end of the house. We are wanting someone to have a look to see how bad our issues may be and quote for fixing the problems.

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Shoemaker Road Foundation

Posted 1 day ago

Holes dug or augured , poles to be contreted in with 150 x 150 for containers to sit on.

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Need help to sort pilings on garage

Posted 1 day ago

Would like advice and then solution to quote.

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Ring foundation & brick crack repairs

Posted 2 days ago

After quotes for repairs for repairing minor cracking around the ring foundation and cracks in bricks of my property.

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Marahau Villa Repile and Level

Posted 2 days ago

A 1914 villa that needs to be replied, and we are also interested in options to raise it slightly to increase airflow and so that insulation can be fitted. Looking to complete works by October/Nov 2020.

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Inspect/measure concrete foundation for level

Posted 4 days ago

I am in the process of buying a property. My offer has been accepted as of ... . The building has stucco over concrete walls and has a concrete foundation. My builder's report has found repaired cracks in interior walls and believes the concrete foundation may be split, possibly due to the 1987 Edgecumbe earthquake. I would like to know if the foundation is in fact damaged and if so, is it likely to need repairing or will it be safe to live in. I would ideally like to get this done this coming w...

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Garden relevelling

Posted 4 days ago

Hi I am looking to relevel an approximate ground of $420m2 and wondering if someone can help me with an approximate price for it Thanks

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Horse shelter

Posted 5 days ago

9 x 6 meter x 200mm posts driven 3 meters down for hore shelter foundation

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Pile foundations

Posted 5 days ago

Need wooden foundation piles for new section in Carterton for a relocatable home being built off site. House can use anchor piles. All plans drawn up for suggested layout, depth etc by engineering company and house builder also provides plans . just awaiting council consent so estimate Job for February (preferred) or early March depending on your schedule. House Size approx 70sqm. Location Norfolk road Waingawa

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Moving house foundations need repair.

Posted 1 week ago

I'm looking for an experienced tradesperson to repair 3-5 foundation posts. There are 1 or 2 which are twisting and moving; causing the bathroom floor to have movement and another 1 or 2 that have been undermined due to previous house owner digging away the clay soil surrounding the foundation. This is an urgent job so I will appreciate getting quotes underway within the next week.

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120m^2 House Foundation

Posted 1 week ago

The site is on fill with bedrock at about ~3m. The house has a base of 120m^2. Engineers have suggested a wooden piles solution with so thats what we'd like to go with. The engineers may take a while to get specific quantities so at this stage would like a quote for a standard 120m^2 one story house with an average depth of 3m piles. Kind regards, David

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Re-pile deck

Posted 1 week ago

A deck requires an upgrade on the retaining wall/piles and needs to be leveled. Possibly the house as well. 80sq meter property, 1 level weatherboard. on a slope. Cause is thought to be the earth underneath is shifting.

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Easy piling job I think.

Posted 1 week ago

I have a 2 story house. The living area upstairs hangs out over the lower floor. Its supported by 2 metal poles going into one pile. This pile has failed. The house needs to be jacked up and leveled . I believe 2-3 new piles would be better than the existing situation.

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Base course foundation levelling

Posted 1 week ago

Need 1.3 m3 of base course moved from trailer to level the 6m x 4m ultility shed foundation site. Planks for wheelbarrow required from path to site. Approx 3 hours work.

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Relevelling

Posted 1 week ago

need quote to relevel 1970s house. good access under house

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McGrath street

Posted 1 week ago

Few places need levels. Maybe replies.

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41 Carrington Ave

Posted 1 week ago

Foundation Piles need to be strapped to the house.

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Renovation

Posted 1 week ago

Partial Repiling of property

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Baddeleys Beach re-pilling

Posted 1 week ago

This is a beach property at Baddeleys Beach, Matakana: over a period of time a number (approx 4) of the concrete bases that support the supports have moved, and need re placing: This isn't a huge job, it just needs the house being braced whilst the concrete bases are re-positioned and re set.

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Village under piling

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need a price for under piling in a retirement village..

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Recent foundations reviews

With over 154,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

piles for small building

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Concrete pile to bearer connection

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Releveling of floor in one corner of house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Balcony Relevelling #2


10th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

foundations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Minor Underfloor Pile Repairs

Work carried out by an employee of the company

13th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair Piles and odd jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New Bedroom en-suite foundations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th October 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install new underfloor pile

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th September 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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
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