Structural fill required?

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  1. Apr 7, 2019 #1

    farmerjohn1324

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    I was doing some research on using fill for house pads. Apparently, it's always best to pour foundations on undisturbed soil. In this case, I have to bring in fill. I need over 3 feet depth of fill.


    I read that I should compact it every 6-10".


    I also read that I should use something called "structural fill" which is specifically designed for this purpose. I read that coal ash (fly ash) is the best type of structural fill to use.


    The foundation is going to be 46'8" x 88'.


    What do you think of this?

    This is just east of Orlando, FL.
     
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    Snoonyb

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    You are going to have to have a permit for the slab and plumbing, so you'll also have to prove the compaction, and unless you are also a licensed compaction contractor, YELLOW PAGES.
     

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