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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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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

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

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.

Garden relevelling

Posted 1 year 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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Subsidence of piles

Posted 1 year ago

1980s house .1.5m clearance under house on one end. This end seem to have experienced subsidence since the property was constructed.

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House shakes

Posted 1 year ago

Hi there We bought the house about 2 years ago House is a 1980s built weather board house on wooden piles with plenty of space underneath the house has started shaking every time a heavy vehicle passes by we live close to the main road. I would like to see if the piles are damaged or rotten or something else is wrong and how it can be fixed. Thanks

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1930s Bungalow HamEast

Posted 9 months ago

Our wee house needs repiling done to approximately 1/4 of the back before we move onto our long list of renos including roof replacement... would appreciate an honest quote for this job

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Jack and pack

Posted 4 months ago

Morning, We have some subsidence, and need to have a pile or two repaired. House is in Melville , would love a quote.

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New foundations

Posted 10 months ago

repiling of a 2 bedroom house, quotes needed

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Repair Sinking Concrete

Posted 2 months ago

Have noticed the concrete path at the back of my house has sunk a bit. It has effected both the down pipe, toilet drain plus the back door to the garage. I don't thinks its a house foundation issue as the house seems unaffected and is on piles. Would like some professional advise, cheers.

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Piling repair work

Posted 10 months ago

Some concrete piles have rised, some sunken. Want quote to remedy. Contract on the property to sell so need a quote ASAP. I have a recent builders report with photos of piles I can email in.

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Checking piles under house

Posted 1 year ago

Checking piles under house

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41 Carrington Ave

Posted 1 year ago

Foundation Piles need to be strapped to the house.

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43 Bretton Terrace Hamilton

Posted 10 months ago

Could you please provide a quote for foundation installation, (excavation if needed). Please see attached plans at the stated location. Plans to be sent by email as they are rather large Peg, mark, install foundations (anchor pile). Please ensure that the plan is checked over and there are no placement issues as occasionally architectural plans may vary slightly from the physical site variations.

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Repiling sunken wall

Posted 4 months ago

kitchen exterior wall needs bringing up level, on 1930s bungalow, 6 piles in total, 4 tightly grouped in one corner, one pile in the other corner, and one pile between the two corners, approx 600mm crawl space

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Cracked floor

Posted 9 months ago

We live in Melville. Our house is on a reasonably flat section. There is a crack that runs along the back two bedrooms, about a metre from the end of house. It runs along the length of bedroom and I think into the other bedroom. My partner looked under the house and confirmed that this part of the house is on piles. The floor is wooden. This end of house is very low to ground and minimal crawl space. It is also evident when you try to open the french doors that lead out to back of section...

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Retro fit piles and fix/replace bearer

Posted 1 year ago

We have a concrete slab that is not supported underneath our bath (see photo). A building inspector recommended piles should be retro fitted to support this and the weight of the bath. Also, some timber around the concrete slab has had some previous water damage and is starting to deteriorate, which will need to be treated or replaced. There is additionally one bearer that has rotted (other side of the house) and will also possibly need replacing.

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Lackey

Posted 1 year ago

One corner of my 2 bed home has sunk

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Kitchen piling

Posted 1 year ago

Some piling repair required in kitchen, 1 concrete pile in lounge, replace “fire wood “ pile block with treated timber

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Re-level part of house floor

Posted 5 months 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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Piling

Posted 1 year ago

piling and relevel of my 94sm 1946 house. I have a piling plan and soil test from a structural engineer and can provide these to assist you in writing a quotes to have my house repiled. Also have two chimney stacks which may or may not be required to be removed as a part of the piling job. Seeking a quote inclusive of gst and would like to see references or testimonials from other people that you have worked with.

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Piling

Posted 11 months ago

Floor sloping slightly in the bedroom and would like a quote to level the piling please.

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HELP!

Posted 3 months ago

We URGENTLY need a specialist to come in and take a look at our piling and advise if a sink hole is required due to water. Ideally this would be over this weekend as the sale of our house is pending on this!

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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.

new foundations

Work carried out by an employee of the company

10th September 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Retro fit piles and fix/replace bearer

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

41 Carrington Ave

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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

Retro fit piles and fix/replace bearer

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

41 Carrington Ave

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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CJH Construction

Joined November 2015

Maintenance Renovations New Builds Landscaping...

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Pouwels Structure Development

Joined January 2021

New business on the scene as of Janurary. I have 5+ years experience building new homes, commercial structures and medium to large sized renovations. Some of the services I can provide are: additions/extensions, decks, fencing, bathroom and kitchen renovations etc. What you can expect from Pouwels Structure Development: - Professional service - Reliable workmanship - Fast and punctual c...

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Rickys concreting

Joined October 2015

Hav been concreting for 15 years + Also New Zealand/Australia qualifiedconcreter,take pride in my workmanship ,won't disappoint .happy to provide a quote thanks Ricky's concreting

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Jarrod Goile

Joined September 2020

Quality assured workmanship at a very reasonable price. Certified tradies for just about any job. Working with the customer to meet their demands without delay.

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Lake Landscaping Central Piling and Excavation

Joined July 2020

Hello! We've been working in the Landscaping/construction Industry for the past 10 years and have recently set out to work for ourselves. We are very professional and work hard with our combined knowledge and experience in both Hard and Soft Landscaping. With a background in drilling and piling as driller operator for companies on civil jobs building small road bridges, forestry bridges, slope sta...

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C & M Civil Earthwork LTD

Joined January 2020

C&M Civil Earthworks Ltd is a family owned and operated business. With 26 years experience in farm earthworks to large scale civil projects, we're ready to take on your earthwork requirements. Services: Building site excavation Drainage Lawn prep Driveway/road establishment Retaining walls/Fencing Concrete prep Residential & commercial Construction work Digger & tip truck hire

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Jpricebuilders

Joined April 2017

I am a licensed carpenter with over 10 years experience doing renovation and residential building work. I'm professional and will do my best to make your job big or small easy at a competitive price. Give me a call

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Uplift Repiling and Renovation

Joined May 2021

Our company are a small crew of family guys. We are fast, honest and thorough in our work. We have 16years of experience in releveling, repiling, underpinning and renovations to new builds. We are licensed And insured and have amazing references from large corporations like Tainui Group Holdings to retirees from Dunedin to Monganui. Waikato based, but are preferred in many cities in NZ. I also hav...

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SLATES HANDYMAN SERVICES

Joined August 2012

Slates specialise in roof leak repair, Skylite change out. Chimney sweeping, gutter cleaning & repair. Moss treatments of roofs, concrete & paths. Detergent house washing & fly & spider treatment. Landscaping, tree trimming and all those jobs you don't want to do. Any questions please contact us through builders crack. Kind regards Steve.

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About Concrete

Joined July 2011

Hi there, my names Oliver. I've been in the swimming pool construction industry for over 25 years. New builds and refurbishing your old tired pool back to brand new & cool! Look forward to hearing from you. Regards, Oliver G ... Full project management or labour only options for services available. Customer satisfaction is our highest priority.

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Geotest Group Limited

Joined June 2019

Geotest Group Ltd has decades of experience in Geotechnical and Structural Engineering in NZ , we have since expanded our service areas including Auckland wide, Christchurch , Hamilton, Waikato and Rotorua . We provide services to house owners, investors, local councils, civil contractors, developers, Architects and Structural Engineers.

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Emerge Homes Ltd

Joined June 2017

We offer a variety of building services to suit the needs of our clients. Whether an investor, property developer or home owner, our services can match your needs. We build new homes, townhouses and additions. We aim to be transparent and keep all customers in the loop with their projects, so they can stay in control and get the best outcome for everyone... beautiful projects delivered on time an...

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Weinbox Builders

Joined November 2013

Licenced Building Practition­er with 15 years building and 11 years joinery experience­. Which means I provide a proffessional and prompt service with a high standard of finish. If you don't have the time or know how, we can take the stress, fear, and worry out of your project. So you can do things you want to do and enjoy life.

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Nick Pemberton Construction Limited

Joined April 2020

Nick Pemberton has 15 years experience in the construction industry, a third generation of construction contractor. Nick started the company in 2011 and has grown steadily from there. Specialising in kerbing and large civil retaining walls however over the years the company has branched out into private residential & council projects with everything from green waste removal to housing foundations....

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Core Civil Solutions nz Limited

Joined December 2019

Hi, we have been involved in the rebuild of Christchurch for over 7 years. We have experienced LBP builders and able to do a wide range of building works and construction. We are specialist in foundation re-level works and retaining walls, Our team are able to provide a solution that works for you. Please look at our web site for more information. ...

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lcj services

Joined May 2018

house relocation,piling, demolition, overwidth piloting, winching and recovery, general repairs, odd jobs , container movers ,transport, salvage and rescue, fire recovery

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Sv building limited

Joined November 2018

Hi there, I’m a licensed builder with nearly ten years in the building industry. I’ve worked on and managed a large variety of sites. These range from high end new builds and renovations right down to the essential small jobs such as replacing a shower unit. I also have experience with building rural/ light commercial steel frame sheds. I work together with an experienced craftsman plumber,...

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XKAV8 CONSTRUCTION

Joined February 2021

Do you need any of the following services... Excavator operator Digging out Backfilling Trenching Topsoiling Decks Site cuts Pigolas Driveways Pathways Concreting etc Contact XKAV8 CONSTRUCTION for a free quote

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Enhanced renovations ltd

Joined June 2018

Hi there Enhanced renovations are here to make your renovating experience easy and enjoyable from start to finish. With over 18 years of renovating experience we have a high standard and an eye for detail and we aim to work alongside your budget for you to receive the best value for money. If your looking for an affordable, quality renovating service with devoted builders to add value to you...

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RepileNZ

Joined August 2016

Hi, we are Repile NZ. We specialize in underfloor repiling, underfloor insulation and moisture barrier and small construction jobs. We want to make your house a warm and safe home for you and your family.

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