What is the meaning of Groundworks?
The meaning of ‘groundworks’ refers to the work carried out to prepare the ground and below ground to enable the start of a construction project. So, in short, Groundworks is the first set of activities involved on a construction site that lead to the foundations being laid.
What do groundworks involve?
Groundworks involve a whole range of services, and the services needed will vary for each construction project. Aside from any demolition works or site enabling works that may need to be carried out, groundworks fundamentally involves; ground investigation, site clearance, installation of footings and foundations and the provisions for drainage, cabling and the installation of utilities such as fibre optic cables, telephone lines, and gas pipes and finally landscaping.