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Groundworkers , Foundations & Drainage in Eastbourne, Lewes & Seaford – CRB Building & Roofing

CRB Building & Roofing have highly skilled groundworkers in Eastbourne, Lewes, Seaford and all over East Sussex.

The term "groundwork" covers a myriad of different tasks completed during the early stages of a project, including:

Footings & Foundations:

All building s are built on footings or foundations. Footings are generally small strips of concrete with bricks or blocks built below ground to support the building above. Foundations are similar and of the same depth, but are usually constructed from larger amounts of concrete and fewer bricks. CRB's in-house groundworkers are able to install any type of foundation or footing.


Drains are not the most exciting part of a building project but their correct installation by the groundworkers is incredibly important. Getting the drainage right will help ensure a long and trouble-free future for the building. The term "drainage" usually refers to three types of water control. Firstly, ground water. Ground water is prevented from accessing the building using ground control such as gullies and channels that connect to soakaways (big drainage holes in the ground). Secondly, rainwater. Rainwater collected from the roof has to be directed to soakaways or back to the main sewers constructed by the water companies. Although the construction of the roof occurs fairly late in the building process, the drainage for the roof must be installed at an early stage. Thirdly, soil water. Waste from WCs, sinks, dishwasher and washing machines must be directed back to the main sewer and, as with other drainage elements, this work must be done at an early stage. CRB completes all types of drainage works, not only as part of larger construction projects but also as standalone jobs for clients who have problems with existing systems. We are also able to supply CCTV surveys of existing drains to establish why problems have emerged, which allows us to offer the most cost-effective solution.

Specialist Groundworks:

Many contractors struggle when they encounter unusual problems underground. Not CRB. We have the tools, techniques, and the relationships with other specialists to ensure we are able to cope when the going gets tough. We have engineered and delivered solutions to built-up land (mini piles and raft foundation), Radon Gas Infiltration (Vandex Impervious Cementitious Slurry) subsidence repair (underpinning) and sand pockets (steel reinforced concrete ground bearing beam). CRB has, over recent years, encountered and solved all these problems on otherwise-typical domestic house extensions.


CRB is a family-owned and managed company with a staff of 16 full-time employees, supported by a network of specialist sub-contractors.


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