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Pouring concrete for trench fill foundation question.

Discussion in 'Building' started by jmhill, 22 Oct 2018.

  1. jmhill

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    Hi,

    I am laying a foundation for a garden wall and am mixing the concrete myself in a mixer. Do I have to fill the entire length of the foundation in one go whilst all the concrete is wet?

    If not, should I fill the whole trench in layers or fill to the top of the trench in sections?

    Hope that makes sense.

    Thanks in advance.

    Jon
     
  2. Notch7

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    Ideally in one go.

    If not, then dig 1 section to full depth and put in a few lengths of rebar. I think this is usually done by digging one section of trench, square off the trench end square with a spade, bang some rebar into the soil and leave poking half out.
     
  3. John D v2.0

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    I'm no way a pro, but the minimum depth of strip Foundation is around 150mm so as long as you put in that much for each layer there couldn't really be a problem.
     
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