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Is It A Bad Practice To Fill The Holes In Foundation Block-Works With Laterite? by BluntCrazeMan: 9:40am On Sep 04, 2021
Fellow builders and Engineers in the house..
Good Morning Ooo.
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As we already know, in a situation where there was no foundation chaining-beam constructed before the filling of the foundation, it had always been a common practice to block-off the holes in the block-works (especially when hollow blocks were used in the block-works) while filling the foundation with laterite soil, and also during the casting of the DPC floor. (A labourer is actually being paid to do the blocking of the holes).
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I am now asking...
Is there anything wrong in filling the holes of the foundation block-works with the laterite soil while the filling of the foundation was going on.??
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In fact, what exactly is the main reason why the holes in the foundation block-works are being blocked-off during the filling of foundation with Laterite??
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I really need to know the reason.
I need to learn this.

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Re: Is It A Bad Practice To Fill The Holes In Foundation Block-Works With Laterite? by Diggjigg(m): 10:05am On Sep 04, 2021
Mmmm

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Re: Is It A Bad Practice To Fill The Holes In Foundation Block-Works With Laterite? by slawormiir: 10:05am On Sep 04, 2021
Damnnn niggar
Isoright
Grab my bottle to learn some dope shit

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Re: Is It A Bad Practice To Fill The Holes In Foundation Block-Works With Laterite? by Sonnobax15(m): 10:05am On Sep 04, 2021
lipsrsealed
I studied civil engineering in school,but like seriously I don't understand what you're saying.....

Let other engineers come in.... Perhaps we can all learn from this..

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Re: Is It A Bad Practice To Fill The Holes In Foundation Block-Works With Laterite? by EyezofGod120: 10:05am On Sep 04, 2021
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Re: Is It A Bad Practice To Fill The Holes In Foundation Block-Works With Laterite? by tosine102: 10:05am On Sep 04, 2021
Explain better na
Me no understand oo

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Re: Is It A Bad Practice To Fill The Holes In Foundation Block-Works With Laterite? by SecretReporter(f): 10:05am On Sep 04, 2021
Fill it spiritually, let wait for Righteousness to tell us what the connection between filling this and Signs of End time

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Re: Is It A Bad Practice To Fill The Holes In Foundation Block-Works With Laterite? by FalseProphet1(m): 10:06am On Sep 04, 2021
More than 90% of replies here will be meaningless to question asked by the op.

This I have seen.

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Re: Is It A Bad Practice To Fill The Holes In Foundation Block-Works With Laterite? by jumpandpas(m): 10:06am On Sep 04, 2021
Very wrong. Pls avoid anything laterite in your building.

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Re: Is It A Bad Practice To Fill The Holes In Foundation Block-Works With Laterite? by Lilianhilary(f): 10:06am On Sep 04, 2021
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Re: Is It A Bad Practice To Fill The Holes In Foundation Block-Works With Laterite? by kerry57: 10:06am On Sep 04, 2021
Na common practice but I will refer u to the builders in the house.
Re: Is It A Bad Practice To Fill The Holes In Foundation Block-Works With Laterite? by saferoom: 10:06am On Sep 04, 2021
The best practice is to fill the Blocks in the foundation with weak concrete (or normal concrete if you can afford it). The reason for filling blocks with concrete is obvious: To make the blocks stronger as if they are concrete blocks.
There is what is called EARTH PRESSURE acting on the blocks which makes the blockwork act as if they are Retaining Walls. So leaving them Hollow like that is not the best however since to avoid the cost of filling them with concrete, they just assign a labourer to block the holes before putting the chain beam to connect all the columns (pillars)

Then coming to the question of filling the blocks with laterite (filling sand), is not a common practice thought some people do it. It is not advisable to have earth on both sides of the block and also inside the blocks. The soil inside the holes of the blocks doesnt offer added strength like concrete will do, so it becomes an added load on the blocks. It is like a pregnant woman. The baby inside her is an added load. Whatever doesnt make you stronger makes you weaker. It's a universal principle.

If you have added questions you can ask on this thread on Nairaland
https://www.nairaland.com/2406381/ask-all-questions-building-foundations

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Re: Is It A Bad Practice To Fill The Holes In Foundation Block-Works With Laterite? by Lamasta(m): 10:06am On Sep 04, 2021
Grab my popcorn and chair to learn from bricklayers grin

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Re: Is It A Bad Practice To Fill The Holes In Foundation Block-Works With Laterite? by Rhado: 10:06am On Sep 04, 2021
I don’t know �
Re: Is It A Bad Practice To Fill The Holes In Foundation Block-Works With Laterite? by phlank: 10:07am On Sep 04, 2021
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Re: Is It A Bad Practice To Fill The Holes In Foundation Block-Works With Laterite? by hisgrace090: 10:07am On Sep 04, 2021
Not ok!

You can only fill the foundation block hole with weak concrete.

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Re: Is It A Bad Practice To Fill The Holes In Foundation Block-Works With Laterite? by Formularcr7: 10:07am On Sep 04, 2021
Are you an engineer?

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Re: Is It A Bad Practice To Fill The Holes In Foundation Block-Works With Laterite? by bewildered: 10:07am On Sep 04, 2021
Bad idea. Instead fill them up with stones or broken bricks. Laterite could accommodate moisture and weaken the block in the long run.

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Re: Is It A Bad Practice To Fill The Holes In Foundation Block-Works With Laterite? by Payperboii(m): 10:08am On Sep 04, 2021
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Re: Is It A Bad Practice To Fill The Holes In Foundation Block-Works With Laterite? by Bunnatex(m): 10:08am On Sep 04, 2021
Over to civil engineers.

I'm just an accountant

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Re: Is It A Bad Practice To Fill The Holes In Foundation Block-Works With Laterite? by Quee: 10:08am On Sep 04, 2021
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Re: Is It A Bad Practice To Fill The Holes In Foundation Block-Works With Laterite? by madgoat(m): 10:08am On Sep 04, 2021
Another building about to collapse grin grin grin

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Re: Is It A Bad Practice To Fill The Holes In Foundation Block-Works With Laterite? by Xscape047: 10:09am On Sep 04, 2021
Lack of public toilet is the cause
Re: Is It A Bad Practice To Fill The Holes In Foundation Block-Works With Laterite? by Rexnegro(m): 10:09am On Sep 04, 2021
It's not bad , I believe it makes the foundation even stronger

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Re: Is It A Bad Practice To Fill The Holes In Foundation Block-Works With Laterite? by Charisdesigns: 10:09am On Sep 04, 2021
It is a wrong practice

when it comes in contact with ground water through seepage it causes damp walls, hence growth of algae on your walls.

Because of it geological composition, it is prone to swell hence causes your wall to crack, which is a ripple effect of expansion within the block wall.

It also contains organic materials that deteriorate, which in turn causes shrinkage thus weakening the block walls, still resulting to crack walls

Recommendation, If you most fill your foundation hollow block, please do so with weak concrete.

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Re: Is It A Bad Practice To Fill The Holes In Foundation Block-Works With Laterite? by temitope27(m): 10:09am On Sep 04, 2021
Am not a consultant so I don't know
Re: Is It A Bad Practice To Fill The Holes In Foundation Block-Works With Laterite? by DigitalyYours: 10:09am On Sep 04, 2021
No
Re: Is It A Bad Practice To Fill The Holes In Foundation Block-Works With Laterite? by bastardson: 10:10am On Sep 04, 2021
The way you constructed the question tho..

This is why some of us fail in exams, the tutor cannot understand your response

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Re: Is It A Bad Practice To Fill The Holes In Foundation Block-Works With Laterite? by Bigfish121(m): 10:10am On Sep 04, 2021
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