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Building front porch - advise on footings - mesh needed?

Discussion in 'Building' started by oranjeboom, 9 Feb 2016.

  1. oranjeboom

    oranjeboom

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    Hi All,

    Building a front porch and have just about dug up the trench etc. Engineers plans indicate that it's 1m deep with 400mm high by 600mm wide mass fill footings. I'm fine with that.

    Buried in the plans it states "concrete for mass fill to be Gen 3 mix lap lengths for mesh to be 300mm"
    So I need to incorporate mesh within the footings?

    The ground is clay for movement potential.

    TIA
     
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    No need for mesh.

    No need for engineers either, but hey-ho.
     
  4. oranjeboom

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    Yes, over-engineering is the best way it seems.....
     
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