Test pit to examine foundations

27 Oct 2013
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United Kingdom

I'm about to start on a hip to gable on a semi bungalow. Architect is drawing plans, and SE is doing calcs for steel for loft conversion changes.

There is a pretty good chance BC will want to asses the foundations, should be fine as couple of other houses on my street have done the same.

Question - the drive is tarmac and I'm not planning on replacing it. Any ideas on best approach for test pit ? I am drawing up plans for a very short extension to the rear on the kitchen which is going to extend along the same line as the hipped wall do I could break Tarmac there....
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If by that you mean could you dig the trial pit just around the back corner, that should be OK as the original foundation will in all probability be the same size/depth all round the house.

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