Foundation Inspection Services

GRM has a team of experienced engineers and inspectors who undertake site visits to ensure compliance with foundation designs and provide advice if unforeseen problems arise. This initial and prudent investment can save both time and money in the long run.

Why Get a Foundation Inspection?

It is important to remember that well-crafted foundation designs, even when backed by geotechnical and structural expertise, are essentially just an educated estimate based on interpolations between ground investigation (GI) points which can be 50m or more apart.

It is therefore prudent for developers and builders to commission an independent foundation inspection to check actual ground conditions against those used in the design. If variations are found then changes to the design can be made, preventing potential costly and lengthy remedial work at a later stage. The inspection may also identify where savings could be made through the use of shallower or stepped foundations.

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Why Get a Foundation Inspection?

It is important to remember that well-crafted foundation designs, even when backed by geotechnical and structural expertise, are essentially just an educated estimate based on interpolations between ground investigation (GI) points which can be 50m or more apart.

It is therefore prudent for developers and builders to commission an independent foundation inspection to check actual ground conditions against those used in the design. If variations are found then changes to the design can be made, preventing potential costly and lengthy remedial work at a later stage. The inspection may also identify where savings could be made through the use of shallower or stepped foundations.

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When Should I get a Foundation Inspection

A credible inspection team should be on-site before construction commences and buckets break ground. This is when actual ground conditions are exposed and potential changes need to be made to the foundation designs. This not only safeguards the stability and smooth progression of your project, but can also avoid potentially lengthy delays and additional costs.

It is therefore important for developers to instruct independent foundation inspectors as early as possible in the construction phase of the project. Indeed many companies that design foundations will recommend to developers that independent inspectors are employed.

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Why use GRM to Inspect your Foundations?

GRM has a team of engineers and inspectors who have extensive experience of a wide range of ground conditions and foundation designs. Whether you’re contending with variable or low-strength soils, instability issues, shallow groundwater, or foundations exceeding depths of 2.5 metres, rest assured we have the expertise to navigate these challenges.

We will confirm if the actual ground conditions match those used for the foundation designs, and if not then provide the necessary information to enable the designer and construction team to make changes and remain compliant with building regulations and warranty provider standards.

Our inspections may also allow for the foundations to be shallowed or stepped, resulting in less concrete and a cost saving against the original design.

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Why use GRM to Inspect your Foundations?

GRM has a team of engineers and inspectors who have extensive experience of a wide range of ground conditions and foundation designs. Whether you’re contending with variable or low-strength soils, instability issues, shallow groundwater, or foundations exceeding depths of 2.5 metres, rest assured we have the expertise to navigate these challenges.

We will confirm if the actual ground conditions match those used for the foundation designs, and if not then provide the necessary information to enable the designer and construction team to make changes and remain compliant with building regulations and warranty provider standards.

Our inspections may also allow for the foundations to be shallowed or stepped, resulting in less concrete and a cost saving against the original design.

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Additional Information

Everyone at GRM is passionate about the personal level of service and relationship on which the company was originally established nearly 30 years ago. This has underpinned our success to date, with an extensive list of long-standing clients and referrers that come back to us time and time again for their development projects. In fact around 80% of our work is repeat business.

We regularly post news stories related to our foundation inspections and the benefit to clients. Examples of these can be found via the following links:

We would welcome the opportunity to discuss your construction project and demonstrate how we can save both time and costs with our foundation inspection services. Please use the contact form on this page to get in touch with our team.

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