Before any building project begins, a construction professional called a groundwork contractor prepares the surface. Typically, this involves anything that will help get the foundations ready to be built upon.

The importance of groundworks

There are a variety of reasons why carrying out groundwork is essential to any construction project. Groundwork creates the layout and structure of the building foundations and provides the strength required to hold the building’s weight.

Prior to the project commencing, a groundworker must check the health of your groundwork. The ground serves as a foundation for the structure built upon it, and because the weight of the building relies on this, groundworkers do the relevant work to ensure a suitable surface is created. Within the construction industry, it’s known that groundwork is crucial for the overall process of any project.

What are foundations?

Only professional builders and groundworks contractors can build a solid foundation. It’s important to be aware to ask questions like, will this withstand strong winds or flooding? Laying the foundation of a building is a significant aspect that can prevent moisture intrusion from occurring in the future.

What is landscaping?

Outdoor spaces such as driveways, gardens and patios are virtual spaces that should be thought of simultaneously as the build so that everything is completed together. Prepping the landscape as early as possible will prevent you from costly redoes.

Miles Construct Ltd is a family run business that provides groundworks and other home improvement services to the regions of Ross-on-Wye and surrounding areas including Hereford, Monmouth and Forest of Dean. We have a wealth of knowledge and a can-do approach to efficiently work with our clients and understand their individual needs and expectations. Give us a call on 0800 292 2159 or email us at for a free, no-obligation quotation.