At Milbank, we design and manufacture unique, project-specific ground beams for a number of leading contractors across the UK.
Our purpose-built factory in Essex is capable of producing concrete ground beams as well as other precast concrete products to meet the client’s requirements.
Precast concrete ground beams are beams designed to provide an alternative to traditional foundations and are typically designed to span between pad foundations or bases.
Ground Beam Design & Construction
Often the beams are designed to support brick or block work and can be used to form a permanent shutter to the edge of an in-situ concrete floor slab. They are generally square or rectangular in section; however, notches, sloping faces and end details can be incorporated into the construction, too.
Benefits of Precast Ground Beams
Milbank precast Ground Beams provide a great alternative to traditional foundations, offering a number of benefits which include:
- The possibility to install them in all weather conditions, with the benefit of maintaining your project programme.
- Removing the uncertainty of foundation costs, where ground conditions result in larger and more costly foundation construction.
- Greater speed as ground beams can be installed much quicker than conventional footings.
- A more accurate bearing level; with a precast ground beam the bearing level will be accurate allowing the following trades to work more quickly and without the same degree of levelling up.