Case Study

RootBase S-Range – Temporary Classroom

The Project

The Challenge

The client had specified a modular structure to be used as a temporary library. When looking at the foundations, a traditional foundation was cost prohibitive due to the depth of the trenches. As the structure was on the grounds of a school, disruption had to be kept to a minimum.

The Solution

12 RootBase S-Range bases were installed in 2 days, giving 45m2 of foundations down to a depth of 2m. The foundations are fully reusable & can be removed easily once the building reaches the end of its use.

Project Details
Product RootBase S-Range
Project42-3-200
Project size7.5m x 6.0
CompletedMay 2018
Time on site2 day
Depth of piles2m
Number of bases12
Our referenceSS-18-4639

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