Footings from Hell

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Dirtman2007, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,366

    So I was back out at a subdivision it looks like I'm going to be doing at of footing in now. Bad soil... very bad. somehow this has been and old fill site many, many years ago. Trying to dig 18"wide footings 10' deep it a touch hard. I put in almost 220 tons of wash stone to get them back to grade... this is a 40x40' house.


    heres a video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlUq5K6G-WM
     
  2. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,099

    I cringed when I saw the video, you'd think there would be a soils engineer who would have checked a bit better. Now what are the chances that the other home owners are wondering what's under their foundations?
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  3. LawnGuy110

    LawnGuy110 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,096

    jeez man that looks brutal!
     
  4. turboawd

    turboawd LawnSite Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 236

    woah, nice videos man!
    subscribed!
     
  5. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Posts: 3,594

    who pays the extra? you or them?
     
  6. SVA_Concrete

    SVA_Concrete LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 467

    I hope this question is a joke.

    Always always always exclude excavation of unsuitable soil, and provide a unit price for excavating and replacing with stone.
     
  7. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,322

    put a full size exc on it. Pour a 24" spread if you can pi$$ on it for a 20 second duration and it bores more then 1" deep hole. If urine does not excavate 1" hole in equal to or less then 20 sec you are on 4,000psi soil and thus poor a 12" footing. Set panels after a engineers urine test has been performed. Easy.
     
  8. Cornell

    Cornell LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Posts: 544

    You should see all the exclusions on our bids
    :laugh:
     
  9. tbi

    tbi LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Posts: 479

    What footings? Looks more like a trench pour.
    In NY you would first need at least a 10"x24" footer at the bottom. Then you pour the wall.
     

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