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Cemetery Concrete Headstone Bases in Finchley

Pouring a foundation for a headstone in Finchley 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 Finchley

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 Finchley

    Finchley Facts

    Finchley is a large district of north London, England, in the London Borough of Barnet. It’s is on high ground, 11 km north of Charing Cross. Nearby districts include; Golders Green, Muswell Hill, Friern Barnet, Whetstone, Mill Hill, and Hendon. It is predominantly a residential suburb, with three town centers: North Finchley, East Finchley, and Finchley Church End.

    From around 1547 Finchley had a parish vestry, which became a local board in 1878. An urban district council in 1895, and finally a municipal borough council between 1933 and 1965. The area is now part of the London Borough of Barnet.

    Finchley History

    Finchley probably means “Finch’s clearing” or “finches’ clearing” in late Anglo-Saxon; the name was first recorded in the early 13th century. Finchley is not recorded in Domesday Book, but by the 11th century, its lands were held by the Bishop of London. In the early medieval period, the area was sparsely populated woodland, whose inhabitants supplied pigs and fuel to London.

    Extensive cultivation began about the time of the Norman conquest. By the 15th and 16th centuries, the woods on the eastern side of the parish had been cleared to form Finchley Common. The medieval Great North Road, which ran through the common, was notorious for highwaymen until the early 19th century.

    Headstone Concrete Bases Finchley