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stroker51
12-26-2008, 01:33 PM
I have done several smaller walls in the past, and worked for another company several years ago where we built a lot of walls and always used an aggregate base. The job i am currently working on I am thinking about pouring a concrete footing for several reasons. The first being accessibility. It will be a lot easier to pump in concrete to pour the footing than it will to wheel barrow rock. The other being to make the changes in elevation easier. I have studied several walls on other properties I maintain that are built on concrete. It seems that it would not only be easier for my limited access site, but also to speed up the leveling process for the base course, since I can just lay up forms and steel, and start pouring, then build on top of it. Just curious if there is any reason this wouldn't be a good idea....Thanks.

PatriotLandscape
12-26-2008, 02:42 PM
is this a natural stone wall? or an srw? does your ground freeze where you are?

stroker51
12-26-2008, 07:13 PM
srw. I wish it was all large stone, I'd already have it done, lol. It does freeze, but never real deep, I can't remember for sure what our frost depth is but it's nothing extreme. I will do some checking on that and get a better answer for you.

OUTLANDER
12-26-2008, 09:39 PM
srw. I wish it was all large stone, I'd already have it done, lol. It does freeze, but never real deep, I can't remember for sure what our frost depth is but it's nothing extreme. I will do some checking on that and get a better answer for you.

never for a srw, unless its a break wall like in water

stroker51
12-27-2008, 12:11 AM
Ok, thanks that's what i needed to know. Like I said, I've seen this done on other walls around here, just curious as to why not? I will go ahead and put in a normal base, but always wanting to learn more!

OUTLANDER
01-24-2009, 03:39 PM
Ok, thanks that's what i needed to know. Like I said, I've seen this done on other walls around here, just curious as to why not? I will go ahead and put in a normal base, but always wanting to learn more!

concrete footers are used in cinder block walls with mortar being used, and have myself seen them used in dry stack walls also, but yes a footer is mostly for a solid structure to be built on