Readymix Concrete For Foundations

Our recommended ready-mixed concrete is the perfect option for use in foundations with ease of use, hardwearing concrete to support floor, footings or foundations.

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Using concrete in foundations offers several benefits due to its strength, durability, and versatility. Our concrete offers you:


Strength and Load-Bearing Capacity

Our concrete is known for its exceptional compressive strength, making it an ideal material for foundations. It can withstand heavy loads and provide a stable base for the entire structure.


Durability Stability and Settlement Control

Our concrete is highly durable and resistant to environmental factors, and can offer excellent stability, minimising the risk of settlement and shifting. It can withstand harsh weather conditions and has a long lifespan, ensuring the foundation remains strong and intact over time due to its rigid nature provides a solid base.


The flexibility of concrete allows for a wide range of design possibilities. It can be formed into various shapes and sizes, accommodating diverse architectural styles and accommodating complex foundation layouts.


Protection against Moisture and Pest Resistance

Concrete foundations are naturally resistant to water damage and provide a barrier against moisture intrusion. This helps protect the structure from moisture-related problems, such as mold, mildew, and deterioration. Concrete is not susceptible to termite or pest infestations, unlike wood-based foundations. This eliminates the need for additional pest control measures and ensures the longevity of the foundation.


Thermal and Sound Insulation

Concrete has inherent thermal mass, meaning it can absorb, store, and release heat slowly. This thermal property helps regulate indoor temperature, contributing to energy efficiency and reducing heating and cooling costs. It also reduces the transmission of noise from the outside environment for effective sound insulation.


Sustainable Options

We have low carbon concrete mixes to help you build more sustainably. Additionally, you can also incorporate recycled materials, further reducing environmental impact. Concrete foundations contribute to sustainable construction practices and can be recycled or reused at the end of their service life.  

Concrete used in foundation projects

Concrete foundations are widely used in various construction projects due to their strength, durability, and versatility. Here are some common projects that typically incorporate concrete foundations:

  1. Residential Buildings: Concrete foundations are extensively utilised in the construction of residential homes and apartment buildings. They provide a solid base for the structure, ensuring stability and supporting the load of the entire building.
  2. Commercial and Industrial Structures: Concrete foundations are essential in constructing commercial buildings, such as offices, retail stores, warehouses, and industrial facilities. These structures often require large, load-bearing foundations to support heavy equipment, machinery, and the overall structure.
  3. High-Rise Buildings: Tall buildings require strong and stable foundations to withstand the vertical loads and lateral forces imposed by wind or earthquakes. Concrete foundations, such as deep pile foundations or mat foundations, are commonly employed in high-rise construction projects.
  4. Bridges and Infrastructure: Concrete foundations play a critical role in the construction of bridges and other infrastructure projects. They provide support for bridge piers, abutments, and other structural elements, ensuring stability and load-bearing capacity.
  5. Water Retaining Structures: Concrete foundations are commonly used in the construction of water retaining structures, such as dams, reservoirs, and water treatment facilities. These structures require sturdy foundations to withstand water pressure and ensure their integrity.
  6. Industrial Plants and Power Stations: Industrial plants and power stations often require specialised foundations to support heavy machinery, equipment, and storage tanks. Concrete foundations are well-suited for these projects due to their strength, durability, and resistance to environmental factors.
  7. Institutional and Public Buildings: Schools, hospitals, government buildings, and other institutional structures typically incorporate concrete foundations. These foundations provide stability, durability, and long-term performance required for public infrastructure.


It's important to note that proper construction practices, including appropriate reinforcement, adequate curing, and adherence to engineering standards, are crucial to maximising the benefits of using concrete in foundations. Consulting with professionals and following local building codes ensures the optimal performance of the foundation and the overall structure. 

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