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Cemetery Concrete Headstone Bases in Royal Docks

Pouring a foundation for a headstone in Royal Docks 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 Royal Docks

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 Royal Docks

    Royal Docks History

    The General Strike of 1926 hit the Royal Docks hard, with 750,000 frozen carcasses threatened by the docks’ electrical supply being cut off. The Royal Navy saved the day for the dock owners by connecting the generators of two submarines to power the warehouses’ freezers.

    Although the Royal Docks suffered severe damage from German bombing in World War II, they recovered after the war but suffered a steady decline from the 1960s onwards, following the adoption of containerization. Nonetheless, they survived longer than any of the other upstream docks, finally closing to commercial traffic only in 1981. The docks’ closure led to high levels of unemployment and social deprivation in the surrounding communities of North Woolwich and Silvertown.

    General Info

    Royal Docks is an area and a ward in the London Borough of Newham in the London Docklands in East London, England. The area is named after three docks – the Royal Albert Dock, the Royal Victoria Dock, and King George V Dock. They are more correctly called the Royal Group of Docks to distinguish them from the Royal Dockyards, Royal being due to their naming after royal personages rather than Crown ownership.

    Although the docks are now closed for commercial shipping, most of the water area of the docks still exists and is still navigable by the craft of all sizes up to and including sizeable ships. The docks’ principal use is now water sports, but they do see occasional visits by naval and merchant vessels, especially during the annual London Boat Show.

    Headstone Concrete Bases Royal Docks