Soil from digging foundations

16 Sep 2013
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West Midlands
United Kingdom
Hi, hope everyone is doing well...

I'm about to start digging the foundations for my extension, 6 meters out by width of house, and was told I could put the soil/ clay I dig out in the middle and cover it before laying a concrete floor on top. I'm a bit uneasy about this as I'd imagine it wouldn't be as stable as putting hardcore down then concrete on top of that to make the floor in my extension?

I was thinking I should just be putting what I dig out into a skip as I won't be using that soil anywhere in the garden.

What do people normally do with the soil/ clay they dig out from where the foundations are going to be?

hope what I'm asking makes sense.
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A skip is normal, some think about it beforehand and join Freegle or Freecycle and offer it for free - then someone comes and takes it away from them because they want good soil. Depends if its good.

Mind you - a skip full is a lot to fit in the back of a car lol
If you are having them dug, then the contractor can probably arrange removal. It will avoid double handling of the spoil if they can remove it straight into a skip or trailer.

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