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Cemetery Concrete Headstone Bases in Hammersmith

Pouring a foundation for a headstone in Hammersmith 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 Hammersmith

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 Hammersmith

    Hammersmith History

    Hammersmith originally meant “(Place with) a hammer smithy or forge”, first recorded in 1294. Hammersmith is in the historic county of Middlesex. It was the name of a parish, and of a suburban district, within the hundred of Osselstone. In the early 1660s, Hammersmith’s first parish church, which later became St Paul’s, was built by Sir Nicholas Crispe who ran the brickworks in Hammersmith.

    In 1745, two Scots, James Lee and Lewis Kennedy established the Vineyard Nursery, over six acres devoted to landscaping plants. During the next hundred and fifty years the nursery introduced many new plants to England, including fuchsia and the standard rose tree. Major industrial sites included the Osram lamp factory at Brook Green, the J. Lyons factory.

    General Info

    Hammersmith is a district of west London, England, located 4.3 miles west-southwest of Charing Cross. It is the administrative center of the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and identified in the London Plan as one of 35 major centers in Greater London. It is bordered by Shepherd’s Bush to the north, Kensington to the east, Chiswick to the west, and Fulham to the south, with which it forms part of the north bank of the River Thames.

    The area is one of west London’s main commercial and employment centers and has for some decades been a major center of London’s Polish community. It is a major transport hub for west London, with two London Underground stations and a bus station at Hammersmith Broadway.