Double Block Wall Footings - No Clay

Discussion in 'Builders' Talk' started by Garviel Loken, May 25, 2023.

  1. Garviel Loken

    Garviel Loken New Member

    Could anyone help.

    Need to put up a double block wall but theres no clay for the footings!

    We've dug to 1.8m its all black/grey sooty stuff. Looks like its been filled.

    How should we tackle this? Plus the land is sloping.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. BuildingMad

    BuildingMad Active Member

    Footings for just a wall or a building ?
     
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  3. Garviel Loken

    Garviel Loken New Member


    Workshop
     
  4. BuildingMad

    BuildingMad Active Member

    Perhaps a concrete raft should be considered.
     
    Last edited: May 25, 2023
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  5. stevie22

    stevie22 Screwfix Select

    Raft or piles if you're not finding decent ground, but that doesn't have to be clay: good ballast much better in fact as no worries with shrinkage.
     
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  6. Garviel Loken

    Garviel Loken New Member

    Thanks!
     
  7. Garviel Loken

    Garviel Loken New Member

    Awesome!
     

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