constructing the basement

The difficult we can do, the impossible takes a little longer”
— US Army Core of Engineers

Installing a new basement level underneath an existing structure and represents a significant engineering challenge.  It requires an in-depth knowledge of the required structural engineering and construction methodology. 

the basement formation process

The basement formation process involves gradual excavation and propping of the house.  This is followed by the installation of cantilevered concrete retaining walls, which are cast to support the weight of the house above and to resist the lateral earth pressures.  Basement construction is dirty and difficult work that's undertaken in the most testing of environments - with hundreds of tonnes of house bearing down on the props and water flooding into the excavated works.  

We undertake and fully manage the full suite of trade services associated with a basement construction project including:

  • Civil/Groundworks

  • Masonry

  • Roofing

  • Plumbing

  • Electrical

  • Plastering

  • Joinery

  • Tiling

  • Painting & Decorating

Our construction teams and project managers have the depth of knowledge and experience to deliver your project to the very highest professional standard. 

All works are fully insured, warrantied and supported with the necessary certification.

With over 30 years Dick Whittington can be entrusted to deliver even the most complex basement projects.

There is simply no substitute for know-how and experience.

Basement Construction London

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