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Cemetery Concrete Headstone Bases in Uxbridge

Pouring a foundation for a headstone in Uxbridge 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 Uxbridge

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 Uxbridge

    Uxbridge History

    Archaeologists found Bronze Age remains and medieval remains during the construction of The Chimes shopping center. Two miles away at Denham, Upper Paleolithic remains have been found. Uxbridge is not mentioned in the Domesday Book of the 11th century. But a hundred years later St Margaret’s Church, was built. The town appears in records from 1107 as “Woxbrigge”, and became part of the Elthorne Hundred with other settlements in the area.

    The Parliamentary Army garrisoned the town upon the outbreak of the English Civil War in 1642. They established their headquarters there in June 1647 On a line from Staines to Watford. Although the king passed through Uxbridge in April 1646, resting at the Red Lion public house for several hours. Charles I met with representatives of Parliament at the Crown Inn in Uxbridge in 1645, but negotiations for the end of hostilities were unsuccessful due in part to the king’s stubborn attitude.

    General Info

    Uxbridge is a suburban town in the historic County of Middlesex and the administrative headquarters of the London Borough of Hillingdon 15.4 miles west-northwest of Charing Cross. It is one of the major metropolitan centers identified in the London Plan. Historically formed as part of the parish of Hillingdon in the county of Middlesex and was a significant local commercial center from an early time.

    Several historical events have taken place in and around the town. Including attempted negotiations between King Charles I and the Parliamentary Army during the English Civil War. The public house at the center of those events, since renamed the Crown & Treaty, still stands.