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How close to ground level with full trench fill?

Discussion in 'Building' started by RomanAbramovich, 2 Mar 2015.

  1. RomanAbramovich

    RomanAbramovich

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    Have 1000mm deep trench excavated in prep for full fill of concrete. The groundworker is of the opinion the fill must stop 100mm below ground level at the highest - however, I used this method once before and filled right up to ground level, the bco didn't complain. Has something changed in the regs or is the groundworkers knowledge lacking?

    I would like to fill up to ground level because it finishes bang on with a mortar joint on the existing structure.
     
  2. mikric

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    You can fill up to where you like, it is normal to keep it bellow ground level to allow soil,grass or slabs etc to cover it.
     
  3. RomanAbramovich

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    ...as I thought, cheers for confirming.

    Due to the nature of the site (sloping) and a relatively high dpc on the existing structure, any foundation concrete will be covered in later stages of the project by slabs for a patio / path etc
     
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