cheeryble 950 Posted February 6, 2011 Share Posted February 6, 2011 Hi I have found a great rice field to build on. I understand they usually have a layer of clay to hold the water in.....is that brought in originally? Anyway the main thing is: If i need to raise the level say 1metre everyone is saying you have to put the earth in then wait at least a year. I'm wondering.... It seems to me there is going to be some sort of foundation which will support a house properly regardless of (or more strictly, designed specifically for, the ground type). So can i not just sink my foundations in the field as it is, allowing extra height, then fill afterwards.....thus saving the year's wait? Alternatively is it possible to use compacting machinery? As a matter of great interest....if on built directly on to rice field, what sort of foundations would suit? Is rice field good or bad for building? (I'm aware the ground will stay muddy on the surface for much of the year, but is it intrinsically weak for foundations underneath or not at all?) I'm even considering keeping the rice field for decorative purposes and raising some "islands" of earth for the house/drive/lawn/sala/whatever. Any experienced input or thoughts appreciated! Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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