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Cemetery Concrete Headstone Bases in Balham

Pouring a foundation for a headstone in Balham is as simple as forming a slab of concrete. But if you want the foundation to last for a long time, there are other things that you can do to make the foundation stronger so it will last longer.

A strong foundation will not begin to crack and crumble in the next few decades. Keep in mind that there are hundreds of variations in headstone shape, material make-up, and size. Customize the size and depth of the headstone foundation based on these factors.

Headstone Concrete Bases Foundation for Balham

A slab foundation is a large, thick slab of concrete that is typically 4”-6” thick in the center and poured directly on the ground all at one time. The edges of the slab are thicker (as wide as 24”) in order to allow for extra strength around the perimeter.

A concrete slab foundation is most commonly constructed on property that has been graded, as it should be. It is very important that the soil be graded because if it’s not, the foundation could sink or settle due to poor soil compaction.

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    Facts About Balham

    Balham History

    The settlement appears in the Domesday Book as Belgeham. Bal refers to ’rounded enclosure’ and ham to a homestead, village, or river enclosure. It was held by Geoffrey Orlateile. Its Domesday assets were: 1½ ploughs, 8 acres of meadow. The Balham area has been settled since Saxon times.

    The village was within the parish of Streatham. Large country retreats for the affluent classes were built there in the 18th century; however, most developments occurred after the opening of Balham railway station on the line to Crystal Palace in 1856.

    General Info

    Balham is a neighborhood in south London, England, mostly in the London Borough of Wandsworth with small parts in the neighboring Borough of Lambeth. The area has been settled since Saxon times and appears in the Domesday Book as Belgeham.

    Balham’s town center has a variety of bars, restaurants, and shops including major chains. There are also local services, including independent stores, coffee houses, and brasseries. There are two car parks serving the vicinity, one behind the Sainsbury’s and one in front of Waitrose.

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