Postion of trench foundations

20 Mar 2008
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Tyne and Wear
United Kingdom
Hi there hope someone can help

I am getting pile foundations laid soon but i need to dig out trenches they are to be 450mm X 450mm my problem is do i dig the trenches so when the bricks are laid they are in the middle of the foundation or are they laid nearer the outer edge of the foundation?

Hope someone has any info

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The masonry should be centered on the foundations so that you have equal amounts of concrete showing either side of the brick/blockwork.

Trenches for pile foundations?
Cheers noseall

8 piles required and a steel raft built over them to form the foundation

so i take it the brickwork will be in the centre of the foundation?

I take it your talking about a steel reinforced conc. ring beam on top of the piles? either way the masonry should be in the centre of the beam.
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