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Cemetery Concrete Headstone Bases in Gunnersbury

Pouring a foundation for a headstone in Gunnersbury 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 Gunnersbury

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 Gunnersbury

    Gunnersbury History

    In August 1921, London General Omnibus Company established a bus overhaul facility off Chiswick High Road. It incorporated a Training School with a bus Skid-Pan. During 1989, London Transport closed the works. In 2001 the site was redeveloped as the Chiswick Business Park with 12 medium density office buildings.

    In 1886, Gunnersbury was given its own parish church, dedicated to Saint James. The church stood on Chiswick High Road, near Chiswick Roundabout. The church was decommissioned just over a century later, in 1987, and demolished soon afterward. The parish was united with that of St Paul’s, Brentford.

    General Info

    The name “Gunnersbury” means “Manor house of a woman called Gunnhildr”, and is from an Old Scandinavian personal name + Middle English -bury, manor or manor house. Gunnersbury consists mainly of pre-war housing of a variety of types, including flats, terraces, semi-detached, and detached houses, some of which are ex-local authority built.

    The defining symbol of Gunnersbury is the 18-story high BSI (British Standards Institution) building on Chiswick High Road. Between 1966 and 1992 the block housed a divisional headquarters of IBM UK. Below this building, Gunnersbury station serves the Richmond branch of the District line and the London Overground to Stratford.