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Riverbed under garden, what does this mean?

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by nameisme, 6 Jul 2018.

  1. nameisme

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    Hi all,

    I have been told theres a riverbed under the garden, Im just wondering what this means ie disavantages/advantages .... I am renting so its not a big deal for me but just curious in case I at some point buy the property?
     
  2. bobsuerita

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    We on a job in Henley on Thames on an old river bed and they are grouting the ground with volcanic Ash to stabilise as its all shingle deep down
     
  3. Notch7

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    Riverbed may mean silt, which is not loadbearing, building a house would mean piling.

    I think it all depends on the geology.
     
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  4. endecotp

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    if there is an active river nearby, i would be worried about the flood risk.
     
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