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Backfill: The slope of the ground adjacent to the house. In any previously excavated area, i.e., the replacement of excavated earth into a trench around and against a basement foundation.

Backfill - The replacement of excavated earth into a trench around and against a basement foundation.

backfill (remblai, m.) Material used after excavation for filling in a trench or the gap around a foundation wall.
backing (fond de clouage, m.) Material used to provide reinforcement or a nailing surface for certain finish materials.

BACKFILL:The earth replaced in the excavated areas around the foundation wall after the foundation is in place.
BITUMEN: A generic term used for either asphalt or coal tar pitch.

BACKFILL - (1) filling in any previously excavated area. (2) in carpentry, tthe process of fastening together two pieces of board by gluing blocks of wood in the interior angle.

BACKFILL To fill the earth, any remaining space after placing concrete, brickwork, timber, pipes etc in an excavation.
BAGGING A masonry process in which thin mortar is applied to the face of the work with some coarse material.

Backfill is gravel or earth put into a trench around and against a basement foundation to replace excavated earth.
Balusters are small vertical supports of a balustrade rail.

Backfill - Material used to fill an excavated trench (for example, a footing around or against a basement or crawlspace foundation wall).

Backfill around the tree
Shovel in the soil evenly around the roots and make sure to keep the tree straight as you fill in around it. The tree will move easily until the hole is completely filled.

The material used to refill (backfill) an excavation, eg footing or trench, after completion of the foundation work .
Bagged brickwork ...

I have dug out a basementunder an existing house. After laying footers about 4 feet in from the existing footers. I will build a cinder block wall about 4 to 5 feet high.

(1) filling in any previously excavated area, i.e., The replacement of excavated earth into a trench around and against a basement foundation.

Backfill the gap between the outside of the fiber tube and the surrounding ground. Make sure that the tube stays level as you do this.
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Backfilling around the foundation is next. It usually takes just a couple hours of pushing the dug out soil back up against the foundation then packing it down.

Backfill the outer perimeter between the dirt and the window well with fine gravel and then shovel four to five inches of gravel into the window well to help with drainage.

Backfilling concrete is the process of pushing crushed rock and topsoil against a concrete foundation wall or slab to fill in the space left around the concrete that allowed for proper pouring of the material.

Backfill irregular sides of the concrete paver patio with landscape cloth and a generous layer of pea gravel. The cloth will prevent weeds from sprouting through the pea gravel and will allow moisture to drain through it into the soil.

- Backfill trap. These block shapes will allow backfill to be shoveled into the block webbing which traps each block individually ...

We backfilled the post hole. We placed gravel right next to the post and plain soil everywhere else.
View the article about building the post foundations.
We installed a pair of 4x4 treated posts to provide extra structure for the steps and handrail.

To backfill the drills the best way is to use the feet, heals together and toes at 11.05 on the clockface. Carefully going left forward, then right forward along the row will fill the drills and leave a slight ridge.

Pushing the excavated dirt into the hole next to the foundation wall around the house (inside and out). This is a good time to establish the necessary drainage away from the house at the foundation wall.

Backfill The gravel or earth replaced in the space around a building wall after the foundation is in place.

After you have backfilled the hole, water well to settle the soil. Take off any strings or wires that are left on the tree. Do not stake it unless it is a dwarf tree.

Backfill trenches outside the building
Fill cavities with lean-mix concrete
Position floor beams on dpc
Lay infill blocks in place
Brush grout floor or:
Fill and consolidate hardcore to oversite
Sand blind hardcore
Lay damp-proof membrane ...

The dirt is then backfilled over the slab to the surface, and the casing is equipped with a vent and second seal, similar to a drilled well, as shown in Figure 8.6.

Backfill around the pipes should be free from rocks that could damage the pipe walls. Packed sand is a good initial backfill. Once the pipes are well covered, use ordinary backfill the rest of the way.

Backfilling with native, poor draining soil is not recommended, as this will maintain an active water load on the tunnel/vault/plaza and limit its ability to control moisture ingress to the interior.

The pouring gravel around the posts instead of backfilling with dirt will help prevent posts from leaning under the heavy weight of the rails.

Use "backfill". Using sand or soil under and outside the form will keep the concrete from seeping out.
Use wood stakes to stabilize. These should be placed outside the form every 2 feet to prevent bulging.

By far, the most common reason for a house settling is improperly backfilled soil.

I then filled it with water to keep it from caving in and backfilled around it. All of the drain spouts from the gutters of the house were put into buried PVC pipes that take the water to the cistern.

The tank should be bedded in sand for drainage and backfilled with sand or clean fill to prevent damage to the tank coating from rocks and debris. The upper few inches of the dome should be exposed to allow service access to valves and regulators.

Before installing the drain and backfilling it, you should first apply waterproofing materials to the outside of the foundation walls about half-inch thick. This is a method called parging.

See also: See also: Water, Ground, Building, Home, House

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