Residential Groundworks

Our team of highly experienced groundworkers have over 45 years of combined experience in all types of residential groundwork. We are able to offer a complete groundwork service from excavation to the finished surface. As well as providing footings and foundations for new builds in Hertfordshire and the surrounding counties, we also offer underpinning repair works to existing foundations.

Commercial Groundworks

Urban Building Contractors can offer commercial groundwork services to business locations including factories, shops and warehouses.

Our work is always undertaken with the least amount of disruption to your business with a safe and environmentally minded approach.


  • Strip out and muck-away
  • Foundations
  • Trenching
  • Reinstatement
  • Substructure
  • All Drainage
  • All Concrete Works
  • Asphalt Works, Car Parks and Forecourts
  • Underpinning 

Types of Foundations

Individual Footings

Individual footings are one of the most common types and are used when the load of the building is carried by columns. Holes are dug into the ground and reinforcement with steel, then filed in with a concrete mix to ground level.

Strip Footings

A strip footing is where concrete is poured into a trench and then built up to ground level with blockwork. A strip footing is often used to support walls on extensions and garage conversions.

Raft or Mat Foundations

Raft or Mat Foundations are typically used in areas where the soil is weak in order to spread the building load over a large area.

Pile Foundations

A pile foundation is a long cylinder of a strong material such as concrete or steel that is driven into the ground. These types of foundations are used on very heavy buildings or where there is a weak layer of soil that cannot support the weight of the building.

If you are a home/business owner based in Hertfordshire or the surrounding counties and have a requirement for any type of groundwork, we can help. Urban Building Contractors can offer small repair work to existing drainage or large groundwork solutions for big building projects – Please get in touch