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.Contact Us
What Our Clients Say
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Thank you for the great work
Recently just had the foundation base of my father’s memorial headstone laid down, and was very pleased with Headstone Foundations. They were very professional, quick and laid down a very sturdy foundation for the headstone. Would definitely recommend!
Tons of experience and knowledge
The experience and knowledge of Headstone Foundations was a major reason for our picking them as a company to lay the base for our headstone. That same experience and knowledge was reflected all the way through the contract and we were very happy with both the result and the working practices.
Great restoration service
Headstone Foundations has completed the memorial restoration for my mother’s memorial. Can you please pass on my thanks for a great job, very efficient and professional, and my mother’s memorial looks much better than what it did before.
Facts About Balham
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.
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.