The Lowdown on Groundworks

When it comes to the foundations of a property, it is very important to treat each case individually in order to ensure that the most appropriate piling solution is provided. After all, the industry is incredibly varied and there are many different types available including traditional concrete piles, mini-piling and even steel-cage groundworks. Here at Rhino Piling, we pride ourselves on our fast and economical approach to securing the foundations of a property and in this blog, we have decided to go over everything you need to know about groundworks…

What Is It?

Groundwork is the name given to the development of steel cages that are used in order to assist a piling or underpinning installation as per the requirements and specifications of the on-site engineer. After all, a building can never be ‘over’ supported and sometimes reinforcement is required in order to ensure that the weight of a structure is adequately transferred to the stronger soil deep below the surface. With this said, it is important to note that groundworks aren’t an individual solution for foundations but rather an additional support than can be added in order to further the abilities of traditional piles.


Implementing groundworks into a piling project can help ensure that the structure of a project is given the best support possible. After all, traditional piles are placed deep within the earth in order to transfer the weight of a building to the strong soil below and this creates multiple points of impact. Groundworks form a link between each pile in order to create a network of strength that can be used to support the entire building over a long lifespan. In addition to this, the framework can also provide additional support to any brickwork that is carried out after the surface is concreted.

For some properties, it is more effective to create a singular strength point rather than design multiple points of strength and that is where groundworks come into play. After all, piling may be the number one choice for poor foundations, however ground beams can offer full support and work hand in hand with other piling methods. To find out more information about our groundwork services, get in contact with the best piling Manchester has to offer and speak to a member of the Rhino Piling team today!