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Cemetery Concrete Headstone Bases in Blackwall

Pouring a foundation for a headstone in Blackwall 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 Blackwall

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 Blackwall

    Blackwall History

    The area was historically part of the parish of Poplar in Middlesex. The area lay in a sheltered loop of the river next to Poplar’s East Marsh, where the East India Docks were constructed at the beginning of the 19th century. Blackwall area has never had its own Anglican church, so services such as road maintenance were organized by a vestry, and for poor relief, it relied on its ecclesiastical parish Poplar.

    Leamouth Wharf (then part of Blackwall) was associated with the Samuda Brothers, Orchard House Yard, and Thames Iron Works shipyards which were the centers of employment. To provide housing for the workers, 100 small cottages – were developed from the 1820s.

    General Info

    Blackwall is a locale in East London, located in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. It includes Leamouth and the conservation area of Coldharbour. The area takes its name from a historic stretch of riverside wall built along an outside curve of the Thames. To protect the area from flooding. While mostly residential, Blackwall Yard here provides moorings for vessels.

    Blackwall was a significant part of the ocean-going port called the Port of London, connected with important voyages for over 400 years. On 7 June 1576, financed by the Muscovy Company, Martin Frobisher set sail from Blackwall, seeking the northwest Passage.

    Headstone Concrete Bases Blackwall