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Cemetery Concrete Headstone Bases in Kings Cross

Pouring a foundation for a headstone in Kings Cross 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 Kings Cross

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 Kings Cross

    Kings Cross History

    The current name has its origin in a monument to King George IV which stood from 1830 to 1845 at “the king’s crossroads” where New Road, Gray’s Inn Road, and Pentonville Road met. The monument was sixty feet high and topped by an eleven-foot-high statue of the king; it was described by Walter Thornbury as “a ridiculous octagonal structure crowned by an absurd statue”.

    The statue itself, which cost no more than £25, was constructed of bricks and mortar, and finished in a manner that gave it the appearance of stone “at least to the eyes of common spectators”. The architect was Stephen Geary, who exhibited a model of “the Kings Cross” at the Royal Academy in 1830. The upper story was used as a camera obscura while the base housed first a police station, and later a public house.

    General Info

    Kings Cross is a district in Central London, England, 1.5 miles north of Charing Cross. It is served by London King’s Cross railway station, the terminus of one of the major rail routes between London and the North. The area has been regenerated since the mid-1990s with the terminus of the Eurostar rail service at St Pancras International opening in 2007 and the rebuilding of King’s Cross station, a major redevelopment in the north of the area.

    In the Harry Potter books, King’s Cross station is where the protagonist boards the train for Hogwarts. However, the author, JK Rowling, later admitted she mixed up Kings Cross with the next door station, Euston. The railway station has put up a sign for the fictional “Platform ​9 3⁄4” described in the books, and embedded part of a luggage trolley halfway into the wall.

    Headstone Concrete Bases Kings Cross