ArmyAirForce Posted March 2, 2016 Share Posted March 2, 2016 I'm in the middle of digging to Australia, for the footings of my pier. After the six to eight inches of hardcore under the patio, I'm down to the garden's heavy clay soil, which is very wet and soft, and stays that way for months ( one of the reasons we re-modelled the garden five years ago ). I know I can't dig past the clay, it's about 9 feet deep, so would a wider footing be better than deeper? I was also thinking of driving several re-bars diagonally down into the clay in the bottom of the hole, deep into the surrounding ground to help spread the loads further, and give the footings more leverage. Thoughts??? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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