Latest Discussions : Basement & Foundation


08:06PM | 08/30/13

I am thinking of purchasing a hot tub and installing it on my new stamped concrete patio (4", wire mesh, 1" stones then hard clay underneath).

The problem is: it really only fits if I install it in a corner right next to the house and garage. Ie. One side would be a few inches from the house, one side would be a few inches from the garage, the other sides would face the patio. See picture

I'm worried that the weight of 5000 lbs might be a bad idea, and that the mass could cause foundation issues. i.e.: extra pressure on the underlying soil and a resulting horizontal force on the foundation. The tub would be located at the corner of the foundation, so at least that is ideal.

Any comments if this is a bad idea?


Patio withtub


10:39AM | 09/29/13


12:29PM | 07/21/17
I am in the exact same predicament and share your concern...anyone have any feedback?

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