COMMUNITY FORUM

manyhats74

10:18AM | 01/25/07
Member Since: 01/24/07
2 lifetime posts
Bvmisc
Is there a formula to calculate how much fill dirt we need for our new house construction foundation? We know the square feet and depth.

LicensedWaterproofer

06:38PM | 01/25/07
Member Since: 03/05/04
301 lifetime posts
fill dirt?

in case you are unaware, peastone-gravel is BEST backfill, then sand.

6th para....

http://www.yodergroup.com/concrete.asp

-Most successful REPAIR method for basement walls and what to backfill with, see... -Basement Walls

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes/publications/marineclay.htm#2

"How" and with-what one backfills is alo important, meaning... if using heavy equipment next to-near wall the weight of equipment could cause damage to wall. The weight causes an underground-surcharge-pressure that is transferred to the wall.

Equipment operator should also use 'care' is the way walls are backfilled, dropping heavy soil agaisnt walls could also cause damage-crack(s) etc....easy does it.

Also fill dirt will settle--compact more and compaction process could also cause problems, see -Compaction and -Careful on the Construction Site

http://www.bobvila.com/HowTo_Library/Why_Foundations_Fail-Foundation-A2095.html

manyhats74

03:37AM | 01/26/07
Member Since: 01/24/07
2 lifetime posts
Thank you for the info.

Glenn Good

05:26PM | 01/26/07
Member Since: 09/10/03
314 lifetime posts
Depending on the type of material you use and it's weight per cubic yard the formula will vary.

If you are using washed stone the formula is length x width x depth (in feet) divide by 27 to get cubic yards x 1.5 will give you approx. tonage of stone needed.

The weight for dirt will vary slightly depending on the type of soil and its weight per compacted cubic yard.

Glenn

Moderator: Construction Systems, Foundations, and Masonry & Stone

For more information about me, my qualifications, and/or home inspections please visit my website at:

www.consultationdirect.com
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

With its gloomy exterior and secret passageways, Franklin Castle certainly lives up to its title: the Most Haunted House i... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... A kitchen in a greenhouse—who wouldn't enjoy spending time in this light-filled space? Details that enhance the conservato... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... The Infinite Artisan Fire Bowl from Eldorado Outdoor is made from glass-fiber reinforced concrete, and offered in Oak Barr... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2