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Piling to protect United Utilities services

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Piling to protect United Utilities services at Cheadle, Cheshire

The homeowner contacted us for advice and the costing of a single story kitchen extension. She had been informed of a main sewer that ran through the border of next doors land; United Utilities had highlighted this prior to the planning stage and due to the location of the sewer in relation to the extension a pile design was required. A site meeting was arranged between the homeowner and our director so he could see the site and get a proper understanding of what work needed to be done. It was decided that pre-auger piles would be best so the piles would be augured to 3 meters to ensure there was limited vibrations a around the sewer from the piling works. Our engineer designed a pile specification that would adhere to this request from United Utilities and a quotation was sent to the homeowner. Once the client accepted our offer a start date was agreed and health and safety RAMs were sent to the client.

Day 1 – our team arrived to site to install 3 piles to the require depth/set using the traditional Grundomat method. A further 3 piles were augured to 3 meters then installed to the required depth.

Day 2 – the next day our team arrived early to site to discuss with building control about wrapping the sewer in Visqueen to protect it from concrete. The team ensured there was no water in the piles before concrete arrived the same morning. The job was completed by lunchtime and the site was left clean and tidy for the builder to start his work.

"I would highly recommend Vxcel Piling Ltd to anyone who needs a foundation piling service. I received many quotes for our job, which was a little complex as we have a public sewer very close to the foundations for our new kitchen extension. Most of the other companies I felt were overcomplicating the problem and as a result over-quoting the job. Vince, the director came to see the job and was very honest and professional. His experienced showed and he was able to resolve our problem with ease. The quote we received was competitive and without any hidden costs. The job was booked in quickly and I have to give a mention to Scott and Dale who installed the piling, Scott and Ste who poured the concrete. They were all very professional, friendly and hard working. My builder was also impressed by their work. The best thing about this company is the customer service, Yvonne, and her team were always available to help answer any questions I had. No matter how many times I called (and I called a lot!) they were happy to help. I was promptly provided all the paperwork and drawings that I needed to satisfy United Utilities and Building Control. Thank you so much from a very happy Customer."


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