Gütegemeinschaft Fertigkeller e.V.

Difficult building ground, no problem at all for precast basements

Gütegemeinschaft Fertigkeller (GÜF) - German association aiming to guarantee the quality of precast basements - estimates that almost 40% of all areas designated as building ground by towns and cities might be considered as challenging. Hillsides with extreme angles of inclination, soft soils and high rising groundwater require professional solutions. This is where manufacturers of precast basements come in, as they offer building contractors custom-made concepts also for complicated cases.

Buildings situated on a hillside - even under extreme conditions - can be realized well using basements made of precast components. Though, however, proper planning in advance is important: „It is highly recommended to have a geological survey in case of extremely difficult areas or for uncertain soil conditions,“ counsels Johannes Bürkle of Gütegemeinschaft Fertigkeller e. V. (German association for quality guarantee for precast basements, GÜF). „Because soft, sandy soils may however require particular supporting structures in order to provide the building with the stability necessary,“...

Related articles:

Issue 2018-04 IZB

Concrete seminars on waterproof basements

The code of practice on „Waterproof Concrete Structures“ of the German Committee for Reinforced Concrete (DAfStb) from 2003 was revised last year. The current version is available now, with...

Issue 2013-10 Glatthaar Fertigkeller

3D-model of precast basements

With its new 2-D module, Glatthaar-Fertigkeller GmbH & Co. KG now illustrates even more vividly the possible uses and technical prerequisites for a dry, warm and tight basement. “Experience has...

Issue 2015-05 Glatthaar-Fertigkeller

New Technical Manager

Thomas Naunheim has become new technical manager at Glatthaar-Fertigkeller based in Schramberg/Germany. Since 2009, the Koblenz-born engineer has already been working in the technical department of...

Issue 2014-10 Glatthaar Fertigkeller

40,000 precast basements supplied

According to the management of Glatthaar-Fertigkeller GmbH the building owner couple Schmitz from Remagen in Germany has luckily received the 40,000th precast basement supplied by Glatthaar. “This is...

Issue 2017-08 Dennert

„Base“ precast basement range made from waterproof concrete

The old adage of “time is money” also holds true for the construction of basements. German precast producer Dennert based in Schlüsselfeld assembles precast basement units of its own BASE range...