The Importance Of Groundworks In Construction

Groundworks being done

Groundworks are the foundation of all construction projects across the UK. It plays an important role in the building industry.

The work you do beneath the earth supersedes the project above. Whether it’s a barn, house, skyscraper, warehouse, or garden shed, undertaking the appropriate groundwork is an absolute necessity.

At Whetstone contractors, we pride ourselves on high-quality construction, ensuring the lasting future of all your building projects. Check out our short overview of the importance of groundworks within construction:

What Are Groundworks?

Groundworks are an all-encompassing area of construction. Almost everything that goes on beneath the floor of a building can be counted as groundwork. Additionally, earthworks in general such as bulk digs, pilot holes and hole boring fall underneath this term.

Common tasks involved are:

  • Concreting
  • Drainage
  • Floor Makeup
  • Formwork
  • Earthworks
  • Bulk Digs
  • Driveways
  • Pilot Holes
  • Core Drilling
  • Service Trenching
  • General Soil-Based Landscaping
  • Paving
  • Manhole Installation
  • Septic Tank Installation And Pipework

At Whetstone Contractors, we carry out all these works and more, as part of their range of services. As a result, all our tradesmen are qualified and accredited, we even have a waste carriers license to ensure the removal of all undesired materials from your project.

Qualities Of Reliable Groundworkers

With groundworks being such an important step in the construction process, you must find contractors that can produce quality work.

The use of heavy machinery and dangerous practices means that not only do they need to be skilled, but safe too. That’s why the best way to assess a company is by looking at two main qualities:

Equipment & Safety Gear

All heavy plants should be well maintained. An excavator covered in rust and mud with no roof on it usually indicates it’s been used and abused. If a contractor does not care about the health of their machinery, then they certainly won’t care about the health of their workers, or the quality of their work.

Additionally, all workers should be turning up in safety gear to show they abide by rules and regulations to a safe work environment.

Accreditations & Reputation

A good reputation speaks for itself. Quality work on past projects should be advertised with pride and easy to locate to reassure you that the contractors you’re hiring produce a great final product. What’s more, backing from reputable organisations also speaks volumes to the integrity, responsibility, and quality of a groundwork contractor. If their work comes with an NOCN, NRSWA or CPCS accreditation, you can be confident they know what they’re doing.

Get In Touch With Whetstone Contractors For All Your Groundworks Needs In Redditch

We offer a qualified team of experienced tradesmen to assist with all groundworks needed for your project in Redditch. Contact us today for a free quote or site survey.

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