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By Kenneth in Humble, TX on 6/26/2005


I spoke to my foundation guy the other day while he was installing the stakes for the forms and after shooting the line for the elevation he says that my property was even with the top of the road and we did not have to bring in additional dirt for the pad.

I had determined that I wanted my slab at it's highest point to be 1 foot above the road. My question is; is it possible not to have to bring in additional dirt before putting in a conventional slab?  I will be able to save on the additional dirt. He says that the ground is very hard.


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By Jim in Austin, TX on 6/26/2005


Kenneth,

I assume he scraped the first 6-8 inches off before he started? This removes any organics that will decay and leaves a void below the concrete.

If you are wanting your finished floor above the road bed, then tell him to bring in the additional base to get it there. He might be saving you money on dirt, but he might also be saving himself the extra work. If you are paying for one foot over in height, then you need to get what you are paying for.

He may also be trying to set the tone for the job: if he gets you to do this, then he can get you to just about anything. I would rather spend the money and get the look I was after to begin with then save it and possibly spend it somewhere else.

Go with your gut on this. You are obviously losing sleep over this. If you think it needs to be over the road, then tell him so and be firm about it.

Good luck.


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By Marc in Defuniak Springs, FL on 7/17/2005


Jim,

I have a question on my soil samples could you email me please.

Thanks

Marc


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