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Cemetery Concrete Headstone Bases in Harlesden

Pouring a foundation for a headstone in Harlesden 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 Harlesden

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 Harlesden

    Harlesden History

    In the 19th century, Harlesden, then a rural village, began to develop some of its urban appearance with the arrival of the railways. Willesden Junction, Kensal Green and Harlesden stations all had an effect on the developing village. Cottages for railway and industrial workers were built, as was grander housing for the local middle class.

    At 6 am, January 16 1939, the Irish Republican Army blew up the Harlesden electricity cable bridge. The bridge crossed the Grand Junction Canal and carried the power line from Battersea Power Station. No one was injured in the attack. The wedding cake for the Queen and Prince Philip, who were married in 1947, was baked at McVitie’s Factory in Harlesden.

    General Info

    Harlesden is an area in the London Borough of Brent, North West London. Its main focal point is the Jubilee Clock which commemorates Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee. Harlesden has been praised for its vibrant Caribbean culture and unofficially named London’s reggae capital. The population includes people of the Afro-Caribbean heritage most notably, as well as Irish, Portuguese, Brazilian, Somalis and smaller Latin Americans and East Africa groups within the community.

    The 2011 census results for Harlesden ward counted a population of 17,162. Harlesden is ethnically diverse. 67% of the population identified themselves as being BAME at the 2011 census in the Harlesden ward. Ethnically, 19% of the population was the Black Caribbean, followed by 19% Black African, 15% Other White, and 14% White British.