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Patio construction on sloping garden

Postby Rapier503 » Sun May 10, 2020 9:52 am

Hi,
I am going to build a patio area down the bottom of our garden. As the garden slops I want to build 4 walls so the patio as even height. I intend to fill the 4 wall with the spoil from the footings and rubble and MOT to fill it up. The patio will be 7m x 4m and the wall height will be 50cm.
Questions:-
1. Do I need a single skin or double skin wall?
2. Based on the above answer, how deep do the footings need to be?

Thanks in advance

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Postby stoneyboy » Mon May 11, 2020 9:05 pm

Hi rapier503
Provided you include internal piers 1 on the short side and 2 on the long side you should be ok with single skin for at least 25 years before cracks appear.
Footing need to go down to a stable and solid surface.
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